Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Too Much STAR TREK For This Congressman

They say they are what you consume, and in the case of Oregon Congressman David Wu, that well may be too much STAR TREK. Recently when Congressman Wu was recovering from a back injury, he spent a lot of time watching STAR TREK episodes.

Under normal circumstanes this certainly would not be news. But Congressman Wu recently was so inspired by endless hours of watching STAR TREK that it acted as inspiration for an unusual speech by Wu on the floor of Congress comparing the Bush Administration to Klingons and lamenting that they were not Vulcans. And even worse, now video sites like YouTube have received this video, likely from TREK fans, and Congressman Wu is beginning to become the STAR WARS Kid of the next generation, with many popular views for his STAR TREK address to Congress. It's probably a sage bet to assume that Bush's State Of The Union Address later this month will not include STAR TREK material or Bush in full Klingon uniform.

So far, Congressman Wu has not shown up with Vulcan ears, or in an Enterprise crew uniform, nor is this likely. And neither is installing a "transporter" replica in his office. But it is certain that at least one hardcore Trekkie is now out of the closet in Washington.


At 2:56 PM, Blogger Edward Ott said...

i actually remember a group of republicans who were calling themselves the Vulcans.

At 5:58 PM, Blogger Axinar said...

Well, at this point, I'm thinking just maybe ARE Klingons in the White House ...

At 9:48 AM, Blogger Paul Hooson said...

I'm personally waiting for Congressman Wu to start speaking in the stilted mannerisms of Mr. Spock, start wearing Vulcan ears on the House floor, and convert his Congressional office into a replica of the Enterprise Bridge(you can pick your favorite: STAR TREK, VOYAGER or ENTERPRISE)


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