Monday, May 16, 2011

Is Michelle Bachmann Smarter than a 10th Grader?

That's the question, right there above.  And I'm not the only one asking it.  Bachmann has been challenged by a high school kid to a debate.
"I have found quite a few of your statements regarding The Constitution of the United States, the quality of public school education and general U.S. civics matters to be factually incorrect, inaccurately applied or grossly distorted," Amy Myers wrote in early May in an open letter to Bachmann. "Though politically expedient, incorrect comments cast a shadow on your person and by unfortunate proxy, both your supporters and detractors alike often generalize this shadow to women as a whole."

Woo hoo, a political knowledge duel!   One, obviously, that is not going to happen.  But wouldn't it be cool if someone paid this kid's way to some standard Bachmann appearance, like a town hall, and she posed a question or two to the historically-challenged U.S. representative?  Great fun, but ain't gonna happen.

In all seriousness, I think we're going to see a lot more of this kind of thing.  So Amy Myers gets some attention today, but as others try the same thing it'll lose its luster and won't get reported on to the degree this did.

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