Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Speaking Of Crazy Minnesota Republicans

As if Norm Coleman and Tim Pawlenty weren't enough, Think Progress has this about another congresscritter Minnesota has the misfortune of being represented by:

[T]hree out of the four House Republicans on the subcommittee that oversees the Census have released a statement calling her boycott plan “llogical, illegal and not in the best interest of our country”:

“Boycotting the constitutionally mandated Census is illogical, illegal and not in the best interest of our country,” Reps. Patrick McHenry (N.C.), Lynn Westmoreland (Ga.) and John Mica (Fla.), members of the Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census and National Achieves, said in a statement Wednesday.

“[A] boycott opens the door for partisans to statistically adjust Census results,” the trio’s statement said. “The partisan manipulation of census data would irreparably transform the Census from being the baseline of our entire statistical system into a tool used to wield political power in Washington.”

According to Roll Call, the three Republicans “approached Bachmann privately over the past few weeks and asked her to stop the boycott,” but “decided to go public because Bachmann appeared unfazed by their request.”

Republicans On House Census Subcommittee Rebuke Bachmann’s Fearmongering As ‘Illogical’ And ‘Illegal’

Representative Bachmann's talent for absurdity has been amply demonstrated over the years. I doubt she'll surprise me with any new ones. The only thing that's surprising is that Minnesota keeps sending her back to Congress.


Dana Hunter said...

Entertainment value, perhaps? That's a more charitable speculation than the obvious answer...

Cujo359 said...

She'd be hilarious if she wasn't a member of Congress.