Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Steve King: Dumbest Man in Congress

Ken Silverstein offers this quote from Steve King, a Republican congressman from Iowa who may be the single dumbest person in the entire House.

“Let’s just say that, that, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of 9/11, is brought to the United States to be tried in a federal court in the United States, under a federal judge, and we know what some of those judges do, and on a technicality, such as, let’s just say he wasn’t read his Miranda rights. … He is released into the streets of America. Walks over and steps up into a US embassy and applies for asylum for fear that he can’t go back home cause he spilled the beans on al Qaeda. What happens then if another judge grants him asylum in the United States and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is on a path to citizenship.” Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa)

Silverstein’s question is appropriate as the GOP looks to “rebrand” itself after the November election: How do you rebrand stupid?