Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Not Quite Like The Idiot Who Thought Guam Might Capsize

Still a bit tragic when a member of Congress misguesses the age of the U.S. Constitution by such a large amount:
“Maybe I should offer a good thanks to the distinguished members of the majority, the Republicans, my chairman and others, for giving us an opportunity to have a deliberative constitutional discussion that reinforces the sanctity of this nation and how well it is that we have lasted some 400 years, operating under a constitution that clearly defines what is constitutional and what is not,” she said.


  1. Might be a category confusion between "how long has English-speaking culture ran a government of some kind in North America" and "how long has the Constitution been in place."

    But I suspect I'm being too generous.

  2. Fortunately for the journalist class, Ezra Klein was closer with his guess "... written more than 100 years ago".