Sheila Jackson-Lee’s Tour De FAIL

Via Moe Lane, we have this bundle of duncitude…

This would obviously be news to Rep. Joseph Cao (R-LA). He’s probably slapping his forehead and wondering what the heck his folks were thinking in getting the family on that raft.

And as Moe mentioned, no – she’s not talking about Korea and getting mixed up. We lost 58,000 troops in Vietnam, not Korea (we lost 36,000 in Korea). And a warship fished out of the ocean with a torpedo hole in the hull is pretty good evidence that no, the two Koreas aren’t exactly living side by side.

It doesn’t even qualify as a misstatement. Even if it was a misstatement it would still be an exercise in verbal flatulence of the highest order. And this is par for Rep. Jackson-Lee’s course – lest we forget, Jackson-Lee – who represents the city in which NASA’s Mission Control is located – gave us this nugget:

Sheila Jackson Lee was present at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory when the Mars Pathfinder landed in the mid 1990s. She inquired whether the rover would be able to roll over to where astronauts had planted the American flag.

That last via Ace Of Spades, which notes that maybe Jackson-Lee saw The Watchmen recently and thought it was a documentary.

In fact, maybe Jackson-Lee caught the flick in a hotel room this week. She, after all, was in Kansas City talking to the New Black Panther Party Defense Fund NAACP, and gave us this piece of brilliance:

And I thank you professor very much. I’m going to be engaging you with those very powerful numbers that you have offered on what the tea party recognizes, uh, or is recognized as. Might I add my own P.S.? All those who wore sheets a long time ago have now lifted them off and started wearing [applause], uh, clothing, uh, with a name, say, I am part of the tea party. Don’t you be fooled. [voices: “That’s right.”, applause] Those who used to wear sheets are now being able to walk down the aisle and speak as a patriot because you will not speak loudly about the lack of integrity of this movement. Don’t let anybody tell you that those who spit on us as we were walking to vote on a health care bill for all of America or those who said Congresswoman Jackson-Lee’s braids were too tight in her hair had anything to do with justice and equality and empowerment of the American people. Don’t let them fool you on that [applause]….

(via Gateway Pundit)

Let’s not forget this gem as well…

Standards, indeed. Unfortunately, Jackson-Lee’s seat is in all likelihood safe this fall, which means America’s standards for representation in Congress will still be dragged down by its lowest common denominator.

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