WASHINGTON – (CT&P) – CNN is reporting that Republicans have convinced former NBA player and current vegetable Lamar Odom’s legal guardian to allow him to join a crowded field of candidates for Speaker of the House.
Odom, the former basketball star and ex-husband of Khloé Kardashian, is currently comatose at a Las Vegas hospital today, two days after being found unconscious at a Nevada brothel where he had been “partying” since Saturday.
The owner of the Love Ranch, a legal house of prostitution, told NBC News that the 35-year-old athlete had been using a sex stimulant, but it was unclear if that played a role in the medical emergency.
“He was taking herbal Viagra and he was taking a lot of it,” said Dennis Hof, claiming that no illegal drugs were found other than possibly the mysterious white residue that covered every flat surface of the room and the eight grams of crack cocaine found in Odom’s bloodstream.
Former teammates of Odom — who won NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2009 and 2010 — were pulling for him to recover.
However, House Freedom Caucus Chairman Jim Jordan (Neanderthal-OH) told CNN that he hopes Odom remains in his current condition so he can lead the GOP to victory by encouraging gridlock, government shutdowns, and credit defaults.
“Lamar is just what we need,” said Jordan.
“Everyone has seen how Ben Carson has risen in the polls. There’s just something about a brain-damaged black man who appeals to uneducated white voters. I think Mr. Odom will be very popular with our base of evangelical kooks and conspiracy theorists.
“We need someone who will stand up to the forces within our party who want to cooperate with the Democrat minions of Satan for the sole purpose of getting things done. We believe that Mr. Odom will help us deny food and health care to the poor while at the same time keeping women where they belong, in the kitchen or at church. Who cares if we shut down the government or default on our debt? The important thing here is for us to get our way, no matter what damage it does to the country.”
Conservative pundits on talk radio and Fox News applauded the move, with most in agreement that a Carson Administration combined with Odom as Speaker would usher in a new era of American politics reminiscent of the “good old days” before the Enlightenment ruined everything.
Relatives and friends of Odom told Fox News that they thought that Odom would be proud to serve as speaker and if he was able to think or speak he would praise Jordan and the Freedom Caucus’ decision to include him in the race. They also noted that Odom’s inability to move would no doubt help him overcome his problems with drug abuse and irrational behavior.