Zell Miller: Use 'Gorilla Glue' on Obama
Says president is traveling too much, should stick to chair
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 16, 2009 9:31 PM CDT
Zell Miller, in 2004.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Zell Miller, the former Georgia governor and senator, told a group of conservatives today that Rahm Emanuel should "get some Gorilla Glue" and use it to keep President Obama in his Oval Office chair, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Two black leaders who know Miller tell the AP they were not offended by the choice of words. "I ignore it," said one, the Rev. Joseph Lowery. "I consider the source and go about my business."

In his speech, Miller—a Democrat and frequent critic of his own party—said that “our globe-trotting president needs to stop and take a break and quit gallivanting all around. I think Rahm Emanuel ought to get some Gorilla Glue and put it in that chair in the Oval Office and say, ‘Sit here awhile.’” He also said the nation is "spending like Paris Hilton" and "nationalizing like we're Hugo Chavez."