Well, he's the King of something

Insuring kids is just "Socialized Clinton-style Hillarycare for Illegals and their Parents."

Published October 18, 2007 8:30PM (EDT)

If you live somewhere other than Iowa or New Hampshire and you're getting a little tired of hearing how the smart and sober-minded residents of those great states are uniquely qualified to limit your presidential choices ... well, this isn't going to help.

Three times running now, the residents of Iowa's 5th Congressional District have chosen as their own representative a Republican gentleman by the name of Steve King.

You may remember King as the guy who argued, on the House floor, that the United States should build an electrified fence on the Mexican border so as to shock illegal immigrants just like we "do ... with livestock all the time." Or maybe you remember King as the statistically challenged fellow who argued that his wife was more likely to be killed in Washington than the average Iraqi was to be killed in Baghdad.

Still doesn't ring a bell? Here's a new way to remember Rep. King. He's the guy who, during the middle of the debate on the State Children's Health Insurance Program today, put up a sign on the House floor that said: "SCHIP: Socialized Clinton-style Hillarycare for Illegals and their Parents."

Go, Hawkeyes!

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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