Sunday, October 15, 2006

Lunatic Republican Candidates in Election Battle

In today's Observer, Andrew Ransley has helpfully summarised some of the loony Republicans that are standing for election in November. These include:

Lynn Westmoreland (Georgia) - behind a bill requiring that the ten commandments be displayed in the House and the Senate.

Steve King (Iowa) - who wants to construct a 700-mile wall along the border with Mexico. He also claimed that it was more dangerous being a civilian in Washington than Iraq.

Sam Johnson (Texas) - who said the following: 'Syria is the problem. Syria is where those weapons of mass destruction are, in my view. You know, I can fly an F-15, put two nukes on 'em and I'll make one pass. We won't have to worry about Syria anymore.'

Don Sherwood (Pennsylvania) - once made an out of court settlement with a mistress who accused him of repeated assaults.

Katherine Harris (Florida) - who declared, at a Presbyterian meeting, urged conferees to 'win back America for God' and stated that 'God is the one who chooses our rulers'.

George Allen (Virginia) - he of the infamous macaca incident.

On top of that, you have the scandal engulfing Hastart and his inaction over the Foley emails. Is there anyone who would still seriously consider voting for these people? I guess we will find out soon.