"We got kooks running Washington, basically. Kooks are in charge of our government. You all can recognize a kook, but the media seems to not understand. Around two years ago, some guy in New Mexico claimed he was the messiah. And the press couldn’t figure it out. I’m sorry, but the answer to that is real simple. You take them five miles off the coast and let ‘em out. If he walks home, you think about it. If he sinks to the bottom, then he probably wasn’t the messiah. But we’ve got people like that in Washington running our agencies. People are declaring that we descended from apes. Now, I know that’s not true. The argument that we descended from sheep is still an open question. But the ape idea is completely out of line."

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- The Incomparable Rep. Steve Pearce  (R - N.M.) h/t Slate

You know my favorite part? The bit about the sheep. He’s going along in this weird messiah rant, and then goes, “I mean, okay, the SHEEP thing is debatable. But the ape thing is totally out of the question. Duh.”

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