Roy Blunt: “You Have To Play The Ball Where The Monkey Throws It”


Rep. Roy Blunt (R-MO), who is currently a candidate for Senate in 2010, just told an interesting story to the Values Voters Summit, explaining the state of pandemonium in Washington.

A long time ago in India, Blunt said, a group of British occupiers set about building a golf course from what was formerly a stretch of wilderness. Much to their surprise, as soon as the first balls were played, monkeys would run out and play with them. The monkeys might throw a ball from fairway to sand, from sand to fairway — or even back at the golfer.

Eventually, the golfers had to agree to a new rule, never before used in the game. “You have to play the ball where the monkey throws it. And that is the rule in Washington all the time,” Blunt said, to the applause and laughter of the crowd.

“You know the world is turned upside down,” he added for context, “when Al Franken is in the United States Senate, and Tom DeLay is going on Dancing With The Stars.”

Late Update: Here’s the audio, courtesy of Fired Up Missouri: