Jim Bunning, who is a Senator pretty much because he was once a major league pitcher, is the Senate's biggest prick.
Back in 2006, Time named the 10 best and 5 worst US Senators. On the "worst" list, each entry noted that the bad Senator was at least "well-liked" or "affable." Except for Bunning!
In addition to being hostile to staff members on the Hill and occasionally even other Senators, Bunning shows little interest in policy unless it involves baseball, according to congressional experts and colleagues. When asked, they struggle to recall any legislation Bunning has worked on, although he did join Arizona Senator John McCain last spring in demanding tougher punishments for steroid use in professional sports.
And in his 2004 reelection campaign, he claimed his Italian-American opponent looked like Saddam Hussein's sons. Thanks, Kentucky, for forcing this asshole on America.
This weekend, Senator Bunning promised his constituents that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will die really soon.
During a wide-ranging 30-minute speech on Saturday at the Hardin County Republican Party's Lincoln Day Dinner, Bunning said he supports conservative judges "and that's going to be in place very shortly because Ruth Bader Ginsburg … has cancer."
"Bad cancer. The kind that you don't get better from," he told a crowd of about 100 at the old State Theater.
"Even though she was operated on, usually, nine months is the longest that anybody would live after (being diagnosed) with pancreatic cancer," he said.
The good news is that literally everyone in the Senate, including Republicans, hates Bunning, and so no one will help him win reelection. The bad news is that he's from Kentucky, where they don't care how much of a dick you are as long as you hate the gays.