Saturday, April 04, 2009

The horror that is Mary Fallin

"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??


Anonymous said...

* Edit: I think it's Virgil Goode.

Anonymous said...

yes, i also think he meant the (in)famous virgil goode of VA's 5th district who was outraged that the first muslim elected to congress would be sworn in on a koran owned by jefferson rather than the bible. the good news is that he lost re-election to a 34 year old D last fall (in a very R district). last report was that virgil was negotiating a new contract to re-join the dukes of hazzard.

ps- he also sponsored a bill to deny citizenship to babies born to illegal immigrants. claiming that they were "anchor babies" which would allow their parents to stay in the u.s. when they should be deported. so much for family values.

Angus said...

Thanks to the commenters above. It should be Virgil, not Vernon, and I have corrected the text accordingly.

Anonymous said...

Babies born to illegal immigrants are commonly used as anchors to prevent deportation. What's wrong with banning this abuse of the current legal framework?

Please enlighten this ignorant, outdated, law-abiding citizen...

Jess said...

ignorant citizen:

Congress shouldn't pass laws that contradict Section 1 of the 14th Amendment.

You're welcome!