[Reprinted from the Oakdale Value Shopper with Permission]
It's not the sort of thing you'd expect from 4 ruggedly conservative Congressmen, but this April 12th and 13th, Congressmen Jack Kimble, Jim Sensenbrenner, Louie Gohmert, and Steve Fincher will be appearing in a production of The Vagina Monologues at Glendale Valley Community College. We're joined by Congressman Kimble to talk about the production:
OVS: Welcome Congressmen
JK: Thanks for having me
OVS: So, have you always been a thespian?
JK: No, this is actually my first play since second grade [laughs], but I think politics is a lot like show business for ugly people.
OVS: So 4 male Congressmen are performing a play about women's vaginas. Doesn't that strike you as odd?
JK: Not really. We make laws about women's vaginas all the time.
OVS: Well, how do you think women will feel when they see four Congressmen doing this play?
JK: I hope they will feel empowered.
OVS: Will this be your first time in drag?
JK: We're not doing drag. We made a decision that we're going to present this dressed tastefully in suits and ties.
OVS: So, tell us about your part?
JK: We don't really have parts. It's a series of monologues that we have divided up between us. Steve Fincher and I will take the younger monologues, while Jim and Louie do the more mature ones. I think the monologue I do called "When I was 12 my Mother Slapped me" is very powerful and I think "My Angry Vagina" Is very funny. I think the best moment in the show might be when Louie talks about the birth of his granddaughter.
OVS: What made you decide to do this?
JK: It just seemed like a natural extension of a lot of the legislation we were working on regulating women's vaginas and uteruses? Uteri? Anyway, we're willing to try about anything to reach out to women voters.
OVS: I am really looking forward to seeing this.
JK: Tell your friends.