Politico has a story about how Rep. Emanuel Cleaver has developed a strong bipartisan readership for his weekly emails decrying the lack of civility in Congress. They are funny, and a bit bizarre.
“As my family and congregation are well aware, I am a monster movie maestro. In fact, I am protesting these new Twilight vampire movies,” he wrote. “They are disgusting. After all, everyone knows that real vampires and real werewolves don’t date the same girl. This is a travesty that must be addressed by the horror scholars of this generation, otherwise millions of young kids will grow to adulthood thinking that Twilight movies are as accurate as Bram Stoker’s Dracula.”
But quickly, Cleaver pivoted to his point: Mary Shelly’s “Frankenstein” is a brilliant horror film, and Congress has created a monster that “needlessly obstructs the goodwill and statesmanship of this body.”