In honor of the most recent Master of the Senate, Salon presents its list of those senators who are not masters, those who have helped turn what was once the nation's foremost debating society into the corporate board of Dunder Mifflin. Meet the senators who for reasons of questionable IQ or eccentricity, because they are vapid, stubborn or ornery, can fairly be called knuckleheads. ...
Herb Kohl, D-Wisc.
Evidence of knuckleheadedness: There is little proof in the legislative record that a 'Herb Kohl' has ever been on Capitol Hill. A small, bald robot has been spotted near the Senate office (and at Milwaukee Bucks games) bearing this name and reading questions to witnesses at hearings, but it is not believed to be a fully functioning senator.
Being thrown in the same category as Jim DeMint, Joe Lieberman, James Inhofe, Tom Coburn and Jeff Sessions seems unfair.
Much as Herb Kohl has blown votes - Patriot Act, Iraq Invasion, Defence of Marriage Act and so on - Kohl has not earned the ignominy of the other U.S. senators with which he is listed.