King on virgins in heaven, Supreme love affairs

Congressman Steve King made the following comment to the GOP delegates:
"I woke up I believe it was a week ago last Thursday morning and I hadn’t been in bed more than about an hour and my wife gets up very early and on the news she saw that our United States military had taken out al-Zarqawi."  (The crowd applauded)  "And we can cheer those things.  When we captured Saddam Hussein I thought I would celebrate in the fashion that the Iraqis did, I went out in the yard and shot my shotgun in the air." (Crowd applauds and laughs, as does King.)  "This time I was in Washington, DC and they frown on those kind of things, in fact you’d probably see the police come in if I did that.  At any rate, I began to deliberate on this and this fact crossed my mind:  you know he’s probably the most evil terrorist on the planet.  He killed women and babies.  He stopped buses and sorted out Sunnis and Shiites and Kurds and saved the Sunnis and executed the Shiites and the Kurds.  He would use family menbers as human bombs after he killed them to put explosives inside them and when the families came to recover (the body) he would detonate that.  This man is full of hatred and he was always looking for another way to go to a deeper depth and so I’ll contend that’s where he is today." (Applause)  "And what occured to me that morning is something that I imagine a lot of you have thought about and he’s probably figured it out by now.  There probably are not 72 virgins in the hell he’s at." (Laughter) "And if there are, they probably all look like Helen Thomas." (Extended laughter from King & crowd)

Later King said (as I was transcribing above) that he prayed that Justice Stevens and Justice Ginsberg fall madly in love with each other and elope to Cuba.  That way President Bush can appoint two more Justices like Alito and Roberts. (Thanks to Dan Gearino from Lee Newspapers for that quote.)

AUDIO: King’s comments to IA GOP (2 min MP3)

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O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.


  1. So he made mean-spirited jokes aimed at the press, the Supreme Court and Muslims. Is that all he had to say?

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