They don’t call him Senator Bob “big font” Corker for nothing! Wait, they don’t call him that. At least not until now:
Sen. Corker: Amendment looks long because of large font: “Got a lot of seniors in this body!” http://t.co/tpe1gHIQEv
— Joel Gehrke (@Joelmentum) June 24, 2013
From the Washington Examiner:
Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., pushed back at the idea that he and Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., authored a massive immigration proposal, saying that the amendment is only 119 pages long — and even that page length is misleading, he said.
“Triple-spaced, big letters,” Corker said. “Got a lot of seniors in this body,” he cracked. Corker said that three or four legislative pages works out to about one conventional page of text.
Triple space also leaves plenty of room for hand written changes.
Here’s one theory to explain Corker’s excuses:
I think Harry Reid has somehow taken over Corker’s brain and is making him say stupid stuff. Via Washington… http://t.co/YPusW5mNR7
— Conservatives United (@ConservUnited) June 24, 2013
We’re guessing Corker, the honorary ninth member of the Gang of Eight, might also claim that the national debt isn’t really as high as it looks—it’s just that it’s displayed in really big numbers.
This tweet helps get to the ultimate point:
Sen. Corker-"immigration bill isn't *that* long" http://t.co/yLiUoEgFm0
It doesn't matter if only ONE page… its wrong if grants #Amnesty
— Doc Thompson (@DocThompsonShow) June 24, 2013