Doublespeak 101, courtesy of St. Joe’s Mayor

It’s not as rare as it should be to hear a politician say one thing and immediately contradict it, but seeing that sort of thing in a single breath? Welcome to northern Missouri.

Ken Shearin, mayor of Pony Express-starting, Jesse James-hosting St. Joseph went on Fox News to simultaneously slam the wastefulness of the federal stimulus spending and defend his decision to use $100,000 of federal money — part of the “wild spending binge on our grandchildren’s checkbook,” as he put it — to develop a martini bar and Brazilian steakhouse in downtown St. Joe’s.

At least our grandchildren will get to wash down that debt with steak and booze.

Bravo, sir.

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