Short Take: Rep. Jackie Speier and The Congressional Record

Most people don’t read the Congressional Record for kicks. This is what happens in Congress that you missed.

 ``I AM JAZZ''

  (Ms. SPEIER asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
  Ms. SPEIER. Madam Speaker, today I have the great honor of reading 
again along with my colleague, Angie Craig, ``I Am Jazz.'' It is a book 
about a transsexual young boy who becomes a young girl.
  ``I am Jazz.
  ``For as long as I can remember, my favorite color has been pink. My 
second-favorite color is silver and my third favorite color is green.
  ``Here are some of my other favorite things: dancing, singing, back 
flips, drawing, soccer, swimming, makeup, and pretending I'm a pop 
  ``Most of all, I love mermaids. Sometimes I even wear a mermaid tail 
in the pool.
  ``My best friends are Samantha and Casey. We always have fun 
together. We like high heels and princess gowns, or cartwheels and 
  ``But I am not exactly like Samantha and Casey.
  ``I have a girl brain but a boy body. This is called transgender. I 
was born this way.''

Why the Democratic representative from California’s 14 District read this into the Congressional Record is unclear, but this is your government at work and woke, and whatever problems exist for the majority of Americans, they can wait. Personally, I look forward to Rep. Speier reading “Hugs” by Alice McLerran, or maybe “Pat the Bunny” when next she takes the floor.

17 thoughts on “Short Take: Rep. Jackie Speier and The Congressional Record

  1. B. McLeod

    Maybe “Velveteen Rabbit,” with special emphasis on the “What does it mean to be real?”

  2. Richard Kopf

    I vote for “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” with emphasis on that memorable line, ““Some days are like that. Even in Australia.”

    I admit that the VB is a very close second largely because Ms. Spier would be required to answer the ultimate philosophical question, “What does it mean to be real?” (Reminder: As he dissected animals while they were alive and without anesthesia, Voltaire came to an answer.)

    All the best.


  3. Pedantic Grammar Police

    This is a good thing. If they weren’t busy reading children’s books, they would be passing stupid laws.

    1. SHG Post author

      There are another 434 in there besides Speier. Fortunately, they’re mostly busy on committees trying to get Trump’s tax returns.

  4. Igor Kaplunov

    I humbly suggest “I’d really like to eat a child.” as reading material to highlight the plight of atheists.

      1. Howl

        Humanitarian? Like vegetarian, only . . .?
        One should never over-season with too much umbrage.

  5. Dan

    So “Jazz” is a confused little boy who thinks he’s a girl. I didn’t think there was any serious question that such people existed, such that this needed to be read into the Record.

  6. Noe Kiddin

    “Most people don’t read the Congressional Record for kicks.” Most people don’t read the Congressional Record at all, nor should they.

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