So let us see if we understand this correctly.
Michele Bachmann is against vaccinations, maybe, because some random stranger went up to her and claimed one caused mental retardation.
The Czar is pained to say it, but this is not a person who can be President of the United States. Look, it has nothing to do with the outrageous scientific ignorance here. Presidents have scientific advisors to clear that sort of nonsense out of their heads.
It has everything to do with the idea that some stranger can come up to a leader, say something outlandish, and the leader believes it without any degree of skepticism. What if a crackpot came up to her and announced that Finland was minutes away from attacking the United States, and we had to strike first? Would she immediately announce a pre-emptive strike on cable news? Or would she, maybe, stop and wonder if the facts check out first?
And supposing some whackjob went up and confided that September 11th was Americas fault, and that we should avoid taking out terrorists where we find them? Then Ron Paul is your guy. Or maybe Paul Krugman…its been getting harder to decide.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.