On Sean Hannity's show, Ball discussed the best gun to use for fighting terrorists, and on Fox News, he bragged about how he would've beaten bin Laden with a baseball bat (as if a team of highly trained expert soldiers hadn't already made that sentiment completely irrelevant).
Greg Ball overcompensates with more bro-vado than a high school wrestling team. And unless you're Jason Statham, discussing hypothetical revenge murder fantasies while wearing a suit and tie just makes you look like a serial killer.
Terrorists are the political equivalent of zombies: an acceptable way for normal people to talk about mass murder.
He Can't Be Bothered to Make Rational Decisions
Considering that Ball's position is in the Senate and not on the A-Team, we would assume he is aware that telling us how many terrorists he could choke slam in his garage doesn't have much to do with public interest. Most of us are much more interested in the kinds of policies he supports.
But alas, as he explained to Capital Tonight, Greg Ball is not one for policy makin':
"It's easy to have an academic debate, and there's certainly room for that in editorial board meetings and the ivory towers of universities ... I'll leave that up to academia."
Greg Ball / Twitter
To underscore that point, here's Senator Ball as a pantsless Superman.
Senator Greg Ball (an elected representative serving in the law-making body of the United States government) would rather leave all the thinking and lip-wiggling to the eggheads. He came here to kick ass:
"I'm talking about Greg Ball. If personally put in a room with anybody from the most current scumbags to Osama bin Laden, I'm telling you what I would do. As far as policy of the United States, you gotta take it up with your man."
So in summation, Greg Ball wants you to know that he would rather torture a United States citizen with his own hands than discuss the moral or constitutional implications of it for even one second. And he gets to make laws for the whole country.