Doug Bruce is a dick.
Who's Doug Bruce you ask? He's the newest member of Colorado's House of Representatives (State version, not Federal). He also requested...no, demanded...a swearing-in ceremony in front of the full house, which was denied.
Still smarting a little over this perceived slap in the face, Bruce was sworn in this morning...in front of a few friends, a few fellow legislators, and some reporters.
One of the reporters, a photographer for the Rocky Mountain News, took this picture during the prayer.
Bruce then kicked him.
Okay, so kick might be a strong word. Let's just say he not-so-gently gave the guy a toe nudge. Here's the video.
What the fuck?!
A state senator kicking a reporter? Saying, "I told you not to do that?" Who the fuck do you think you are, buddy? You weren't even elected! A grown man acting like a petulant child thinking he can tell another grown man what to do? When that man was just doing his job?!
To use Hulk Hogan's phrase (which I didn't hear once on American Gladiators tonight...yes, I watched) unbelievable!
I have to hand it to the photographer guy. If it had been me, I would have been in his face. I doubt I would have gone for his throat... I'm just not that kind of dude, but I can't imagine just taking that with a shrug. Words would be exchanged, probably in loud angry tones.
Unfortunately, Bruce will be us for the next eight years, though I doubt he lasts that long. The guy was just sworn in this morning and he's already been a pain the ass to everyone, including his fellow Republicans, who said that if Bruce wasn't sworn in today, they'd give the job to someone else. (Yeah, he's an appointment.)
Here's hoping he doesn't last that long.