Monday, September 21, 2009
Audio provided for Blunt's use of monkey joke in 2006
Seventh District Congressman Roy Blunt's infamous monkey joke, made Friday during a speech at the Voters Value Summit in Washington, did not make much of an impact on the mainstream media, but has spread like wildfire on the internet.
Blunt's main problem appears to be that he tells the same jokes year after year and does not bother to consider the context in which he is telling those jokes. On Friday, he told the joke about having to play the ball "where the monkey throws it" during the same speech in which he blasted those who would cry out racism concerning opposition to President Barack Obama's policies.
Blunt told the same joke long before Barack Obama became president, including at a presentation before the Heritage Foundation in Washington in November 2006.