"For what purpose does the gentlelady from Oklahoma rise?"
"Mr. Speaker, I rise to make an ass of myself"
"The gentlelady is recognized for 5 minutes"
I recently posted about the amazingly ignorant response of many US Representatives about the notion of the dollar being replaced as the major reserve currency in the world. They responded with a resolution calling for a constitutional amendment that would disallow a foreign currency replacing the dollar as LEGAL TENDER in the USA. Oooops!
Anyway Mary Fallin is a co-sponsor of this resolution. It isn't the first weird, nut-jobby deal she's co-sponsored either . Remember Ron Paul's "issue" of how NAFTA was going to create a superhighway across the USA from Mexico to Canada? She co-sponsored the resolution Rep. Virgil Goode introduced against that clear and present danger to the body politic back in 07.
According to ace political blogger Brendan Nyhan, only 12 representatives share the dubious distinction of co-sponsoring both of these gems of legislation and our Mary is one of them. We are so proud!
Here is the full hall of shame:
Michelle Bachmann (R-MN)
Spencer Bachus (R-AL)
Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD)
Paul Broun (R-GA)
John Culberson (R-TX)
Mary Fallin (R-OK)
Virginia Foxx (R-NC)
Trent Franks (R-AZ)
Phil Gingrey (R-GA)
Darrell Issa (R-CA)
Walter Jones (R-NC)
Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI)
Ron Paul (R-TX)
Zach Wamp (R-TN)
People, can this be real?? Zach Wamp?? Thaddeus McCotter??? Roscoe Bartlett?? Is this the US Congress or the Dukes of Hazard??