So ignorant, it’s scary

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:

  1. We did not win in Vietnam. There was no victory – except for the bad guys.
  2. 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. Waiting

You’ll be comforted to know, I’m sure, that this geographical and historical genius sits on the House Foreign Affairs committeeDoh

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.Nailbiting

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.

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  5. Steve in TN says:

    I agree on SJL’s stupidity. That NASA story was well known in the Houston area in the 90’s.

    One small quibble: We DID win in Viet Nam. The Cong had been destroyed and the NVA was pushed back. The Democrats defunded victory and allowed HCM to have his way (in Saigon and in Cambodia and Laos as well).

    We are well on our way to seeing this happen again in the Persian Gulf today. And from the same party…

    • Phineas Fahrquar says:

      Well, the way I look at it, Abrams had broken the VC and brought North Vietnam to the edge of suing for peace after Tet, but Nixon’s insistence on getting out threw away the win, and then, as you point out, the Democratic Congress threw away the peace from 1973-75. It’s really a tragedy. And, yeah, they’re in danger of reenacting it in Afghanistan.

  6. Joseph says:

    Was it Sheila Jackson-Lee or another black congressman that was upset because hurricaines were not given more ethnic sounding names?

    • Phineas Fahrquar says:

      Good Lord, I think you’re right, it was Jackson-Lee. The original story traces to TheHill.com, a reliable source, but that page is gone and can’t be found searching their site. But Eugene Volokh quotes the article, and he’s as good a secondary source as one can get. When I have more time, I’ll have to search the congressional record to get the original.

      Man, she’s… amazing. 🙂

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