On Saturday, a co-worker was reading the newspaper when she burst out laughing. Hard.
Why? She was reading this story about a quote from Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann.
Ms. Bachmann seems to have more trouble with facts that Sarah Palin, which is an accomplishment. According to Politico.com:
Speaking in January to an Iowa anti-tax group, Bachmann claimed that the authors of the country’s founding documents sought to end slavery. “The very founders that wrote those documents worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States,” she said. While some of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were in favor of abolishing slavery, they were, of course, dead when the institution was ended following the Civil War.
As someone who is always on the lookout for material for an occasional joke column in the newspaper, I can only hope she runs for President.