Do you think Joe Barton gets it yet?
He should click through this site, JoeBartonWouldLikeToApologize.com, and get a clue.
And yet, friends from Arlington say he’s done good stuff for their district, and they plan to vote for him again.
It is a statistical fact that half of American voters are below average in intelligence. Couple that with a few thousand who actually have smarts, but choose wrong, and you begin to understand how George W. Bush won two terms, and how Obama’s popularity ratings are not pegged at 85%.
“Hain’t we got all the fools in town on our side? And ain’t that a big enough majority in any town?”
Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
- Sheesh! Even the Republican Party gets it — but this makes it look like Barton’s retraction was extracted from him only after a round of waterboarding, and he’s still sorry. Well, yeah: Barton is really sorry.
- Dallas Morning News editorial writer Todd Roberson demonstrates that Barton’s tripping over his tongue oral misstep trip and plunge off the perfectly flat prairie is impossible not to satirize — or a perfect Poe.