NY lawmaker got his goat

June 11, 2010 12:45:04 PM PDT
Who was more sheepish? The goat hauled to Capitol Hill as a prop or the New York congressman who took a horn in the hand. The antsy animal was part of a Capitol Hill news conference on Thursday to protest federal mohair subsidies. The goat jabbed its horn into the right hand of Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner, drawing blood.

Weiner spokesman Ben Fishel said the congressman "gave a little blood to help end some of the red ink around the mohair program."

It's been tough for New York politicians and animals.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was bit by a groundhog last year. Fishel added: "This is more evidence that animal-themed press conferences are not for the faint of heart."

Weiner's district includes parts of Queens and Brooklyn, where goats are more likely to be found in butcher shops.


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