Wednesday, March 31, 2010
A United States Congressman in action.
OK, he might not understand that islands do not "tip over," but I'm sure he could explain the finer points in the just-enacted health care reform law.
This *really* bothers me. It bothers me that someone this ignorant is a U.S. Congressman. It bothers me that Clark College would abdicate their responsibility as an educator and as a trusted source of education credentials. It bothers me that the Texas Southern University's Thurgood Marshall School of Law can't detect or willfully ignores the absence of a basic education. It bothers me he was able to get a job as an Associate Magistrate Judge for ten years. And what bothers me most of all is that a majority of Georgia's Fourth Congressional District have no problem with this. So we *deserve* this ignoramus as our duly elected representative.
This quote from Will Rogers made me laugh, and it certainly is true: "This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer". I wonder what he would think of our politicians today?
It is being reported that he suffers from Hep C which causes confusion and dementia-like symptoms, so some compassion might be in order.
Nevertheless, if his faculties are not in full then it is probably time for him to resign.