Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Indeterminancy Determined

A few months ago, after Representative Sheila Jackson-Lee of Texas had said something stupid, I offered the opinion that she had not actually gotten dates wrong. She was instead from a parallel universe in which the events of our history had happened differently and she had slipped up and used the dates she had learned in that universe. There was no way to prove it, of course, but I preferred that idea to the one that since 1995, the residents of Texas Congressional District 18 were stupid enough to elect a woman who didn't know basic dates of the history of the country in whose government she served.

Today, however, Rep. Jackson-Lee has shattered my slender hopes. In speaking against the idea that the U.S. House of Representatives should sue President Obama because the suit was a thinly-veiled attempt to impeach him, Rep. Jackson-Lee pointed out how Democrats who opposed President George W. Bush did not "seek an impeachment of President Bush, because as an executive, he had his authority."

Except, of course, that Rep. Jackson-Lee was one of the co-sponsors of then-Rep. Dennis Kucinich's 2008 resolution seeking to impeach President Bush.

I have heard some people suggest that Rep. Jackson-Lee is the dumbest person in the U.S. Capitol Building, but I do not know if that is true. Except when her constituents visit her. During that time, I know she can't possibly be the dumbest person in the building.

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