Remember, Sheila Jackson-Lee is one of our elected representatives, our nation’s governing elite:
Um… Congresswoman? Ma’am? Ehh… a couple of small details for you to consider:
- We did not win in Vietnam. There was no victory – except for the bad guys.
- There are not “two Vietnams.” South Vietnam ceased to exist in April, 1975, when North Vietnamese tanks rolled into Saigon.
I invite Representative Jackson-Lee to come to California and visit Little Saigon in Orange County and ask all the now elderly Vietnamese-Americans just how wonderful that victory was. Why, they all got Pacific cruises out of it. I’m sure they’ll be glad to tell you all about it.
You’ll be comforted to know, I’m sure, that this geographical and historical genius sits on the House Foreign Affairs committee.
Other moments of Jackson-Lee brilliance: She once earnestly told the House that, to save the Earth from global warming, we have to get the carbon out of the air. (10:14am entry) Then there’s this gem, from a commenter at Ace‘s:
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. Sheila Jackson Lee, who represents a district in Houston and sits on committees that deal with NASA, did not know that astronauts had in fact planted flags on the Moon — not Mars.
More on that moment.
And she is one of the people who write our laws. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
LINKS: More from Moe Lane, Hot Air, and Thinklets. Jimmie at the Sundries Shack throws a pop quiz at Congresswoman Lee regarding another example of her supernormal stupidity. Ed Driscoll wonders when John Edwards became President of Vietnam.