Heard on the Hill: Jeff Flake Cheers Hulk’s Tax Plan

Posted October 23, 2011 at 5:27am

Weirdly, Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) is not supporting Hulk Hogan for president, although he can totally get behind the Hulkster’s tax proposal.

On Oct. 13, Hogan popped by the “Fox and Friends” morning show and expressed some serious disdain for President Barack Obama.

One of the foxy comrades asked the former pro-wrestler whether he’d had a change of heart about the president.

“Yeah, well, you know, I was a big Obama supporter,” Hogan told the hosts. “And kind of, like, believed everything he said he was going to do, and now that nothing’s happened, and he’s actually used my music to come out to his correspondents dinner for his real long-form birth certificate, I was a little upset that he didn’t ask me permission to use my music — the real American music — but that’s cool.”

(You what now? This sentence does not compute.)

“The change of heart is,” Hogan continued, “I should be president. [I] know nothing about politics. A flat tax across the board would straighten everything out.”

Flake used these remarks Thursday as a springboard for his recommendations to the super committee.

“In a strange turn of political events, pro wrestler legend Hulk Hogan announced … he would make a great president,” Flake wrote in an op-ed for Arizona’s East Valley Tribune. “While I have doubts about that, Hogan did state that as president he would enact a ‘flat tax across the board.’ Who knew the Hulkster was so astute?” (We can’t be sure, but we bet the Hulkster did.)

OK, so what gives? Is Flake a fan of wrestling Hulk or reality TV Hulk?

“Congressman Flake is more a fan of pop culture than wrestling or reality TV,” spokeswoman Genevieve Rozansky tells HOH. Also, Flake’s a fan of GOP candidate Mitt Romney for president. Sorry, Hulkie.