By Jordan Fabian - 03/26/10 08:22 PM EDT
Is Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) a ninja?
Well, according to a video Udall and Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-N.M.) made to help attract a new, ultra-high speed internet test project to a New Mexico town, that's the case.
Over 600 local governments have made overtures to Google to put its new "Fiber" service in their community. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, and some have gotten quite creative.
The lawmakers made a video to win the project for Farmington, N.M. in response to Sen. Al Franken's (D-Minn.) effort to win the service for Duluth, Minn.
In the video, Udall and Lujan are video chatting. To show how slow the internet is in Farmington, the messages are deliberately garbled in a way to get a rise out of viewers.
"Al Franken was funny, though. His old sketches are good and so are his jokes," asks Udall.
"Al Franken...is old...and so are his jokes," Lujan hears.
"Uh, Tom? My internet connection is kind of slow out here in Farmington, what was that?" the freshman congressman replies.
"Oh, I'm unsure revenge has to be our strategy. What choices are out there?" Udall later says.
"I'm a...ninja...watch...out!" Lujan hears.
Check it out here: