Jo Bonner Leaves Them Laughing

Jo Bonner Leaves Them Laughing

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Jo Bonner gets the floor for the last time in Congress--first telling his co-workers why he doesn't often speak in front of them---one reason is advice his father gave him.

"If you listen to the words of others instead of listening to yourself you'll learn a lot more," says Bonner. 

The other reason goes back to his first speech before congress when he tried to debate another congressman on insects.--remember the word he meant to say was insects.

"Like so many politicians who didn't know when to stop I said ‘you know we have a real problem with incest in south Alabama.  I would venture that we have more problems with incest in south Alabama than any other district in America,'" recounted Bonner.  His speech was barely 10 and a half minutes long--maybe symbolizing the 10 and a half years he spent in Congress.  He thanked his predecessors, and no political farewell is complete without thanking the wife and kids.

"Who like they were 10 and a half years ago back home in Alabama listening to your daddy talk about incest may god bless you and may God bless America," said Bonner in closing.  You can see the entirety of his speech here on our YouTube Channel

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