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Tuesday, March 01, 2011

I can't make this stuff up (Part CMXII)

I wonder if, in Texas, in between lessons on abstinence and intelligent design, their schools teach geography, because I think Governor Rick Perry (R) might need a refresher.
During a session with reporters, and in the middle of criticizing the Obama administration for its handling of border issues, Perry laid this one out on a silver platter.
“How many more Americans are going to have to die? There have been 34,000 Mexicans killed directly attributable to the drug wars. It’s a very dangerous place.”
He then pointed out:
“Juarez is reported to be the most dangerous city in America.”
Yep, he’s showin’ off them fancy learnin’ skills from down in the Lone Star State. You know what’s sad, though? It took an aide to point out the mistake before Perry could clarify. Maybe the education board should stop messing around with their textbooks and just stick to the curriculum they already have, because I can see that it’s working.


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