Wednesday, August 17, 2011

HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Chaffetz in the Press

HOH’s One-Minute Recess: Chaffetz in the Press

  • By Neda Semnani
  • Roll Call Staff
  • Aug. 17, 2011, 1:21 p.m. 
Hey kids! Another day, another hilarious parody Twitter feed with a lovely matching blog has landed on our world wild Web.

The target this week? One Rep. Jason “Jay Chay” Chaffetz (R-Utah). (Hollllerrr.)

Chaffetz, a tea party darling and a relative newcomer to the national scene, is in just his second term, but he has already made quite a splash.

You may know him from such classic television spots as leg wrestling with Stephen Colbert and playing Rock Band with Colbert and other stuff that’s more important but less entertaining. Jay Chay is also a prolific tweeter (@JasonintheHouse for the curious) and is consistently and helpfully available to the media for comment (except for today, because he is on vacation).

So, someone with a lot of time on their hands and an excessive amount of pent-up Chaffetz jokes, has stepped in and started@JasoninthePress, because Jay Chay is in the press a lot.

According to the new Twitter feed, fake Jay Chay loves scrapbooking, reliving his support of former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis’ gun control stance and his vacation in Hawaii.

Fake Jay Chay also loves being the Kim Kardashian of Utah politics so, so much. (Though, it has to be said, even the fake Chaffetz falls well short of the real Kim’s assets.)

But, the real genius — in our humble opinion — is the Jason in the Press blog, especially the animated clip of what we assume is a fake exchange between Fake Jay Chay and fake Salt Lake Tribune Washington correspondent Thomas Burr.

The real Chaffetz is currently vacationing in Hawaii and is widely believed to be gearing up to challenge the surprisingly tall Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch (R) in 2012.

Scrapbook: Homelessness an Embarrassment

 I couldn't help but share one of my favorite Op-Ed's from my glory days at BYU, I even praise Jimmy Carter and blame Reagan & Bush for America's approach to homelessness, which is a federal issue.Jason Chaffetz Homelessness an Embarrassment

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

My last interview with Tommy Burr

As many of you know, I helped propel rising start Salt Lake Tribune journalist Tommy Burr  to a super star status in Washington DC. When I left on vacation to Hawaii I had to call Tommy to confirm the news that I was going on my annual family vacation.
Tommy tweeted:
Btw, the speculation is true: is in Hawaii until Sunday, he tells me. His annual family vacation. #utpol

Now THAT, my friends is how you plant a news story! The video of our last conversation is online, I'm posting it below. Aloha!

Jason Chaffetz last interview with Tommy Burr

Scrapbook: A Democratic letter to President Bush

Jason Chaffetz a Democratic Letter to President Bush

Scrapbook: Furlough attacks deceptive, wrong

Jason Chaffetz Furlough Attacks Deceptive

Gun control reduces danger to citizens

Jason Chaffetz Gun Control Reduces Danger to Citizens