[Sic] Day

Everyone has off days.

Days when the car keys did not put themselves back where they should be and are making you wait for the bus.  Days when you just can’t quite wake-up even after smelling the coffee and drinking four heavily sugared shots of it.  The days between your thirteenth and sixteenth birthdays.  The Bush years.  

Welcome to [sic] day, Lemon Cake’s retelling – in their own words – of things people have said that you just can’t believe they said, even on an off day.  Today’s political roundup is courtesy of the credited news sources.

Christine O’Donnell, Republican Nominee for US Senate

Today while debating her Democratic opponent on the teaching of creationism in public schools in front of an audience of law professors and students:

“Where in the constitution is the separation of church and state?”

(The Washington Post)

Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

In a recorded voicemail message (made public today) to Professor Anita Hill, the former aide to Clarence Thomas who charged Thomas with sexual harassment in 1991:

“Good morning, Anita Hill. It’s Ginni Thomas. I just wanted to reach across the airwaves and the years and ask you to consider something. I would love you to consider an apology sometime and some full explanation of why you did what you did with my husband. So give it some thought and certainly pray on this, and hope that one day you will help us understand why you did what you did. OK, have a good day.”

(The New York Times)

Sharron Angle, Republican Nominee for US Senate

Addressing the Hispanic Student Union at Rancho High School in Las Vegas last week:

“So that’s what we want is a secure and sovereign nation and, you know, I don’t know that all of you are Latino. Some of you look a little more Asian to me.”

(Las Vegas Sun)

© Jennifer Dowd

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