Wouldn't you love to have been in that chair and the one to pwn the arrogant ass, Alaska GOP Representative Don Young?
Good one, Professor Brinkley!
"Ever wanted to tell a congressman in person that they work for you, the taxpayer?
Well, Douglas Brinkley, a Rice University professor, certainly did, although perhaps the middle of a House hearing wasn't the best time and place.
At a Natural Resources Committee hearing Friday on oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) mistakenly addressed the professor as 'Dr. Rice' while calling his testimony 'garbage.'
Brinkley interrupted, saying: 'It's Dr. Brinkley, Rice is a university,' and 'I know you went to Yuba [Community College in California] and couldn't graduate — '
Then it was Young's turn to interrupt. 'I'll call you anything I want to call you when you sit in that chair,' he told the witness. 'You just be quiet.'
Brinkley countered: 'You don't own me. I pay your salary. I work for the private sector and you work for the taxpayer.'