Not the sharpest knives in the drawer

Unfortunately, it does not take a lot of intelligence to become a member of Congress.  This post from Kevin Drum highlights the fact that Rep. Terry Everett (R?Ala),  does not even know the difference between a Sunni and a Shiite.  Alright, maybe all of you do not either (though you should), but this guy is vice Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee!  In keeping with a theme, I just came across this pretty funny site listing the 10 dumbest members of Congress (it is bipartisan, though not surprisingly, there's a Republican tilt).   Some great examples…

Katherine Harris: “Running for re-election in 2004, she
told voters in Venice, Florida, that a “Middle Eastern” man had been
arrested for trying to blow up the power grid of Carmel, Indiana.
Neither the mayor of Carmel nor the governor of Indiana?nor anyone else
acquainted with reality?had any idea what Harris was talking about.” 

James Inhofe: And then there was the recent debate
over the latest constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, when
Inhofe assured Senate colleagues of his own virility and that of his
manly forbearers. “My wife and I have been married 47 years. We have 20
kids and grandkids. I'm really proud to say that in the recorded
history of our family, we've never had a divorce or a homosexual
relationship.” It's the same flawless gene pool that produced a man who
thinks our situation in Iraq is “nothing short of a miracle.”

There's lots more good stuff– read them all

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