One of the things I don’t like about the Darwin Awards is that it presumes the only way to gain one is to remove yourself from the gene pool directly by dying. But that would be a Wallace Award. Darwin knew, as do we, that there are many ways one can avoid contributing to the future gene pool, and it doesn’t need to involve not having children. Being totally unfit to walk around without a leash is another, if it’s heritable. Down the track, the “stupid gene” will get eliminated too, eventually.
So it’s nice to see Michelle Bachmann get a prehumous, not a posthumous Darwin Award.