Many Americans believe Washington politicians are out of touch. Sen. Barbara Boxer proved them correct yesterday, when she flubbed the name of one of the most famous pop culture icons of the last 15 years.
Rapper 50 Cent (Curtis Jackson) is an eight-time platinum recording artist, Grammy winner, actor, among many other roles in recent pop culture. But in the midst of a left-wing soliloquy on the minimum wage in the Senate, Boxer rhetorically asked the largely empty chamber if "50 Cents is a singing group." Across America, Americans under age 35 shook their heads in comedic dismay while no doubt responding, "Sure, Senator... a singing group."