Good Lord, how does this woman tie her shoes in the morning?
After Tuesday’s idiocy during the Geithner/Bernanke testimony on Capital Hill, Rep Michele Bachmann (R-MN) managed to top herself in the pointlessness sweepstakes when she introduced a resolution that would bar the United States from switching from the dollar to a global currency which doesn’t exist and which no one is suggesting we adopt.
TPM has the skinny:
This comes after Bachmann questioned Tim Geithner over China’s proposal to adopt a global currency — more accurately, an exchange unit made up of a basket of individual countries’ currencies — rather than relying on the dollar as a reserve currency. You might recall that Bachmann interpreted this to mean the United states could abandon the dollar.
So is Bachmann trying to legislate against other countries and the global economy adopting different exchange mechanisms or reserve currencies? The answer is no. “She’s talking about the United States,” Bachmann spokesperson Debbee Keller told Greg Sargent. “This legislation would ensure that the U.S. dollar remain the currency of the United States.”
Scott Horton at Harper’s also comments.
Update: This woman is the Energizer Bunny of crazy. TPM has details on her latest performance.
Update Two: The fun never stops. Today she was on Glenn Beck spouting a whole lotta crazy.