Take California GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter's nifty idea to help the neediest of the needy: the 230,000 refugees in Chad who have fled the slaughter in Darfur and are desperately in need of food.
Hunter's staff contacted the embassy in N'Djamena, Chad, last week to see whether Hunter could distribute food at a camp. Hunter also wanted to put together an outing to hunt wildebeest and distribute the meat to refugees.
Um...I guess that sounds sorta okay. But wait,
· The embassy will "make the necessary arrangements for" Hunter to watch a food distribution in a camp.
· "Regarding the Congressman's desire to hunt wildebeest and distribute the cured meat to refugees, wildebeest are not present in Chad." (We're told some have been there, mostly in a no-hunting wildlife refuge.)
Washington Post story read here.
This is a refugee camp in Chad.
This is Duncan Hunter.
This is a wildebeest.