CINCINNATI (TDB) -- The Cincinnati area, which is down in the Ohio River Valley, is known for allergies, mold and clogged sinus passages. Republican Phil Heimlich, who is running against Ohio 2nd District Congresswoman Mean Jean Schmidt in the 2008 GOP primary, is caught demonstrating on TV what it is like to live in this nasally sensitive community.
At the time he was honking on public access like an out of tune oboe, Heimlich was a Hamilton County Commissioner. The guy talking is Democrat Todd Portune, who appears perturbed. If "Honker" Heimlich gets to Congress, perhaps he'll sponsor legislation declaring Cincinnati the handkerchief capital of America. (Major Hat Tip to the Cincinnati Beacon, which posted the clip in May 2006.)