I think my least favorite person in American politics is Michele Bachmann.
In 2006 she said that when the census people came to her house, she would only fill out how many people lived there, as she feared community-organization group ACORN and because, "that is all the constitution requires"
Huh, well I've read the constitution and here is what it says, "The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct."
so: a of all, the constitution doesn't even say that, and B of all, the constitution DOES say that congress will determine how the census is taken.
Two things are striking about that, firstly that she has not read the section of the constitution, and second, SHE IS PART OF CONGRESS- the body that makes those determinations, and still has no idea.
I love this paragraph from wikipedia on the role of religion in Bachmann's 2006 campaign:
During a debate televised by WCCO on October 28, 2006, news reporter Pat Kessler quoted a story that appeared in the Minneapolis Star Tribune and asked Bachmann whether it was true that the church she belonged to taught that the Pope was the Anti-Christ. Bachmann stated that her “church does not believe that the Pope is the Anti-Christ, that's absolutely false... I'm very grateful that my pastor has come out and been very clear on this matter, and I think it's patently absurd and it's a false statement.” Bachmann is a member of a church that is part of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, whose doctrine teaches that the Roman Catholic papacy is the Anti-Christ identified in Scripture.
Most of you will also remember her more recent controversy, when she called for the investigation into all members of congress to test how American they were.
She also said that, n the energy tax, she wanted Minnesotans "armed and dangerous...because we need to fight back...Thomas Jefferson told us that 'having a revolution every now and then is a good thing'". So she just told the people of her state to literally take up arms against the government to protest an essential green-house emissions bill.