Sunday, February 22, 2009

Quote of the Week (Honoble Mention)

"Well his father was Kenyan and they said he was born in Hawaii, but I haven't seen any birth certificate. You have to be born in America to be president."

-- Republican Senator from Alabama Richard Shelby, still clinging to the soundly debunked conspiracy theory that Barack Obama isn't a U.S. citizen, making the senator clinically insane, astonishingly stupid, or just grossly irresponsible

Related: The Speed of Lies/8.28.08


Matt Osborne said...

Shelby is one of my two senators, and I can safely say the correct answer is "brain-dead."

Alex said...

And somehow people like this still manage to get elected into positions of power.

Peter L. Winkler said...

Shelby inadvertently admits he's stupid in Bill Maher's flm Religulous, when he says you don't need much intelligence to become a senator.

Anonymous said...

It's better to keep quiet and let people think you are stupid, rather than opening it and letting them know you are.

Iris said...

Well, I never did graduate from college, but I'm pretty sure that Hawai'i is the FIFTIETH STATE IN THE UNION. Making it, you know, America.

Jesus. What an asshole.