November 19, 2006
DUMB: Cable TV nitwit Glenn Beck challenged newly elected Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN), a Muslim, to prove he isn't a terrorist. "Sir, prove to me that you are not working with our enemies."
DUMBER: Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) is attacking a children’s book published by the United Nations that teaches children about climate change. The Senator is particular alarmed by the book's “What can you do?” section: "The book's answer includes such suggestions as 'join or create an environmental club,' 'only drive cars if you must,' and 'write to your political leaders.'"
DUMBEST: The White House posted the old flag for South Vietnam rather than Vietnam's current flag on its site announcing President Bush's trip. "Yesterday, the White House website featured a graphic with the flags of the three countries he’s visiting on his trip — Singapore, Vietnam, and Indonesia. One problem: instead of displaying the Vietnamese flag, the White House graphic featured the old flag of South Vietnam. That flag hasn’t been the official flag of Vietnam since South Vietnam surrendered to North Vietnam in 1975."