Senator Sam Brownback, R-Kansas
AMES, Iowa (CNN) - After a stop at a football tailgate party with college Republicans Saturday, presidential candidate Sam Brownback jokingly said to law enforcement officials that driving under the influence charges, or DUI's, translated to a "lot of business" for him.
"I lived in Manhattan, Kansas, and after the (University of Kansas/Kansas State) game there would generally be a lot of DUI's," the Kansas senator said.
"I was a practicing lawyer there, and it's kind of like on Monday morning that's a lot of business," he said laughing.
When asked to elaborate, Brownback told CNN, "I was just reflecting that when you get these big in-state rivalries a lot of people drink too much alcohol, and then there's a lot of DUI's."
Brownback made the comments in Ames, Iowa, before the University of Iowa/Iowa State football game. He stopped to speak to the Iowa College Republican Federation's tailgate party.
– CNN Iowa Producer Chris Welch
So, Mr. "I'm-more-Christian-than-you" profited off drunk drivers? He laughed about it bringing in a lot of business? You'd think that this self proclaimed SuperChristian would have actually acted Christlike and maybe offered some of these people a ride home instead of letting them drive drunk. I wonder how many people were killed by these drunk drivers because he was satisfied to just sit back and let the "business" roll in on Monday morning? Brownback is a joke.
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Brown's comments make me sick. Good ol' boy....he's a "born-again" Christian....can't you tell?
Man I have a headack and lost some IQ reading about this bone head republican.
Some folks drink too much. Others don't think enough.
That's really kind of disgusting considering at least four individuals who were at that game were killed on their way home. There's no word yet if alcohol played a factor, but it's still a rather poor thing to laugh about.
Very telling that he considers DUI a rainmaker.Does he have any other wonderful insights into his mental retardation?
Mr. Brownback just got my vote. Anything that ticks off Democrats this much MUST be a good thing (Note: I've voted 3rd party the last 2 elections...NOT a Republican).
Stupid people in East St. Louis tick me off.
Actually Sam Brownback is not a "born-again" Christian, he is a Catholic.Sam needs to realize that his holier than thou approach has people running from him in droves. No way this guy would ever be President.
Sam needs to quit the race and let the real candidates take over...
Social conservative presidential candidates – A Comparison of prior professions:
Brownback, as a lawyer, profited off alcohol abuse,
Mike Huckabee, as a pastor, counseled families who were devastated by alcohol abuse.
It's time for the senator to hang it up.
If I were a republican, I'd be driven to drink.
If one were gay and a republican, you might be driven to the closet or the restroom stalls.
Being repressed and fighting progressivism in human rights, in envionmental affairs, even in just plain old modern science and knowledge, is not healthy.
Why is this news? So what!!
TYPICAL REPUBLICAN BRAGGING ABOUT MAKING MONEY AT SOME ONE ELSES EXSPENCE. ROTTEN SLUG.
Let us not be totally silly in our comments. Every lawyer profits from crime, either by prosecuting or defending. My lawyer profited from my recent crime (running a red light), and lawyers have probably profited from your crimes too.
Alcohol addicts cause more deaths than anyone but tobacco addicts. Many more people die from the demon drink than from terrorism. If we spent a trillion or so dollars on the causes of death listed below, there would be a lot fewer of them. We would save a lot on lawyers too.
Alcohol Consumption 85,000
Prescription Drugs 32,000
Non-prescription Drugs 7,600
Poor Diet/No Exercise 365,000
Sexual Behaviors 20,000
Poison/Toxic Agents 55,000
Gun-related incidents 29,000
Traffic Accidents 26,347
Non-RX Marijuana 0
Other Illegal Drugs 17,000
I find it abhorrent that any presidential candidate would take glory from the fact that they profited from one of the greatest social ills of our current society. As president I am sure that this candidate would try to figure out a way to profit from other ills and misfortunes that seem to be a part of our world experience. Maybe he should have stayed in KS "chasing ambulances" instead of putting his nauseating views on record for the world to see!
DUIs also brought a lot of pain and sadness to the people whose loved ones were killed in those types of accidents. You look one of them in the eye before you say something like that, Sam Brownback.