Better Know a District - Michigan's 5th - Dan Kildee

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Freshman Congressman Dan Kildee thinks lesbian Latinas from Minnesota should have all their rights respected in the workplace. (7:40)

ASSUMES.

[LAUGHTER]

BUT FIRST, FOLKS...

[LAUGHTER]

[ENGINE REVS]

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

OH, HI.

YOU JUST CAUGHT ME PRACTICING MY

FAVORITE PASTIME, MOTORING.

I DON'T REALLY GO ANYWHERE.

I JUST START THE FUEL-INJECTED

V8 UNDER MY DESK AND BREATH IN

THE FUMES.

OF COURSE, WHAT WOULD AMERICAN

MOTORING BE WITHOUT GENERAL

MOTORS, WHICH WAS THE [BLEEPED].

BY THE WAY, THIS IS... THIS IS

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TAKE OFF

YOUR ACTUAL GLASSES.

[LAUGHTER]

AND PUT ON GOGGLES.

WHICH WAS FOUNDED AND THE

SUBJECT OF THE 73rd

INSTALLMENT OF MY 434-PART

SERIES, BETTER KNOW A DISTRICT.

TONIGHT MICHIGAN'S 5th, THE

FIGHTIN' 5th.

OF COURSE, MICHIGANDERS IDENTIFY

LOCATIONS IN THEIR STATE BY

WHERE IT SITS ON THE MICHIGAN

MITTEN.

THE 5th LIES RIGHT HERE IN

WHAT SCIENCE REFERS TO AS THE

THUMB CROTCH.

[LAUGHTER]

NOW, MANY PEOPLE KNOW THE

5th FROM MICHAEL MOORE'S

1989 COMERY ABOUT FLINT

MICHIGAN, "ROGER & ME," WHICH

WAS FOLLOWED BY HIS OTHER FAMOUS

FILMS "FAHRENHEIT 9-11 & ME,"

"SICKO & ME" AND "CAPITALISM: A

LOVE STORY & ME, ME, ME!"

IN ITS HEYDEY, FLINT'S GENERAL

MOTORS PLANT PRODUCED SUCH

CLASSIC CARS SUCH AS THE '53

CORVETTE, WHICH NOW SELLS FOR AS

MUCH AS $215,000, OR FOR THE

SAME PRICE, YOU CAN NOW BUY

FLINT.

OF COURSE, MOST PEOPLE REMEMBER

GENERAL MOTORS FOR ITS POPULAR

MR. GOODWRENCH AD CAMPAIGN.

I WONDER WHATEVER HAPPENED TO

THAT GUY.

HE HAD SO MUCH PROMISE.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

YES.

HE HAD SO MUCH PROMISE AND SO

LITTLE BODY FAT.

[LAUGHTER]

WHEN IN THE 5th, BE SURE TO

CHECK OUT LONGWAY PLANETARIUM,

MICHIGAN'S LARGEST STARGAZING

FACILITY IF YOU DON'T COULD THE

SKY, AND JUST WHO HAS THE SPARK

PLUG TO REPRESENT THIS DISTRICT?

WHY IT'S NONE OTHER THAN

FRESHMAN DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSMAN

DAN KILDEE.

I SAT DOWN WITH REPRESENTATIVE

KILDEE IN HIS WASHINGTON OFFICE.

CONGRESSMAN KILDEE, THANK YOU SO

MUCH FOR TALKING TO ME TODAY.

>> THANK YOU, STEPHEN.

>> TELL ME ABOUT THE FIGHTIN'

5th.

>> IT'S MY HOME.

I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN THE

CITY OF FLINT.

>> Stephen: HERE'S A CAMPAIGN

IDEA.

FIRST ONE'S FREE.

PROMISE TO BRING ALL THE

MANUFACTURING JOBS BACK TO YOUR

DISTRICT.

>> HMMM.

OKAY.

>> Stephen: ALL OF THEM.

>> THAT'S A TOUGH PROMISE TO

MAKE.

>> Stephen: IT WOULD BE AN

AMAZING PROMISE.

EVERYONE WOULD GO, HOLY

[BLEEPED].

THIS GUY IS PROMISING ALL MY

JOBS BACK.

LET'S DO THIS THING.

HAVE YOU DONE THAT?

>> I'M NOT SURE I CAN PROMISE

SOMETHING I CAN'T DELIVER.

>> Stephen: WHY NOT DELIVER

IT?

>> I DON'T KNOW.

>> Stephen: THE AUTOWORKERS'

PRESENCE HAS A -- UNION HAS A

STRONG PRESENCE, WHY DO WE NEED

A UNION, AND I'LL WAIT WHILE YOU

TAKE YOUR BREAK.

SPEAK TO MY CONCERNS.

>> I'M SURE YOU'RE CONCERNED

ABOUT WORKPLACE SAFETY.

>> Stephen: I'M CONCERNED

ABOUT REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS, BUT

THANK YOU.

>> WORKPLACE SAFETY, WAGES.

>>

>> Stephen: I'M ALSO A LA TEE

NO.

>> YOU SHOULD HAVE ALL YOUR

RIGHTS RESPECTED.

>> Stephen: LATINA.

I'M A LESBIAN.

AND I'M FROM MINNESOTA.

I CAN'T VOTE FOR YOU.

>> THAT'S OKAY.

YOU CAN COME TO MICHIGAN.

>>

>> Stephen: I'M SOLD.

>> WELCOME TO THE FIGHTIN'

5th.

>> Stephen: I CANNOT VOTE

BECAUSE I AM A FELON.

OKAY.

LET'S CHANGE THE SUBJECT.

MADONNA IS FROM THE DISTRICT.

>> SHE IS.

>> Stephen: CONGRESSMAN, DO

YOU VOTE?

>> I DON'T KNOW IF I DO OR NOT.

>> Stephen: HAVE YOU EVER

VOGUED?

>> I DON'T THINK I HAVE.

>> Stephen: CONGRESSMAN, MAY I

VOGUE YOU?

♪ COME ON LET'S VOGUE

LET YOUR BODY

♪ MOVE TO THE MUSIC

HEY, HEY, HEY ♪♪

THE 5th IS ONE OF AMERICA'S

LEAD PROGRESS DEUCERS OF SUGAR

BEETS.

>> IT IS.

>> Stephen: CONGRATULATIONS.

>> THANK YOU.

>> Stephen: ONE ASSUMES.

EXPLAIN THE BOLD DECISION TO GET

AWAY FROM THE AUTOMOBILES AND GO

WITH THE 5th MOST POPULAR

ROOT VEGETABLE.

WITHOUT SUGAR BEETS, WHAT

HAPPENS?

>> WELL, WE WOULDN'T HAVE SUGAR.

>> Stephen: WHY NOT JUST USE

SUGAR CANE?

>> BECAUSE IT'S GOOD SUGAR AND

IT'S REASONABLY PRICED.

>> Stephen: WANT TO DO SOME?

>> I'LL DO SOME SUGAR.

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT.

MMM, MMM, MMM.

PURE, UNTOUCHED SAGINAW SUGAR

RIGHT THERE.

WHERE ARE MY MANNERS.

I'M SORRY.

WOULD YOU LIKE SOME?

>> I'LL HAVE SOME.

MMM.

MMM.

>> Stephen: WHOO!

SO THIS IS YOUR FIRST YEAR IN

CONGRESS?

>> YES.

>> Stephen: LET'S DISCUSS YOUR

PREDECESSOR.

>> ALL RIGHT.

>> Stephen: THIS IS THE DAN

KILDEE ERA.

WHO WAS THE GUY BEFORE YOU?

>> DALE KILDEE.

>> Stephen: SORRY?

>> DALE KILDEE.

>> Stephen: THAT'S VERY

SIMILAR

>> HE'S MY UNCLE.

>> Stephen: THAT'S LIKE

NEPOTISM.

DO YOU HEAR STUFF LIKE, I WISH

DALE KILDEE WOULD COME BACK, I

HATE YOU.

THAT'S NOT HARD FOR YOU TO HEAR?

>> I DON'T HEAR THAT VERY OFTEN.

>> Stephen: OKAY.

THEY'RE WHISPERING IT THEN.

YOU CLAIM YOU'RE A STAUNCH

SUPPORTER OF THE SECOND

AMENDMENT.

>> I AM A SUPPORTER OF THE

SECOND AMENDMENT.

>> Stephen: ARE YOU PACKING

RIGHT NOW?

>> NO.

>> Stephen: WHAT IF SOMEONE

PULLED A KNIFE ON YOU, GIVE ME

YOUR WALLET.

WOULDN'T YOU WANT A GUN THEN?

>> NEW YORK I DON'T CARRY A GUN.

>> Stephen: YOU DON'T CARRY A

GUN?

>> NO.

>> Stephen: CONGRESSMAN, GIVE

ME YOUR WALLET.

>> NO, YOU CAN'T HAVE MY WALLET.

>> Stephen: I HAVE A KNIFE.

>> I SEE THAT.

>> Stephen: DOES THIS NOT MEAN

ANYTHING TO YOU?

THIS IS NEVER A GOOD SIGN WHEN

THIS HAPPENS.

SEE THIS?

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

COME ON, MAN, GIVE ME YOUR

WALLET, CONGRESSMAN NO GUN.

DO YOU HAVE YOUR WALLET?

>> I DO.

[LAUGHTER]

CONGRESSMAN, THANK YOU SO MUCH

FOR TALKING TO ME TODAY.

>> THANK YOU.

MAY I HAVE MY WALLET BACK?

>> Stephen: WE'RE OUT OF TIME.

LET'S PUT MICHIGAN'S 5th UP

ON THE BIG BOARD.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

OH, IT LOOKS LIKE SOMEONE BURNED

DOWN FLINTD FOR THE INSURANCE

MONEY.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]