Is Michele Bachmann smarter than a high school sophomore?
|Let Amy debate! Let Amy debate!|
But Jesus God do we hope she makes an exception in this instance.
Amy Myers, a high school sophomore from Cherry Hill, New Jersey, has thrown down the gauntlet, challenging the Minnesota Representative to a debate and public test on the constitution, U.S. history, and civics.
Myers says Bachmann's frequent errors, misstatements and distortions aren't just bad for civic discourse -- they're bad for women.
"Though politically expedient, incorrect comments cast a shadow on your person and by unfortunate proxy, both your supporters and detractors alike often generalize this shadow to women as a whole," Myers writes.
So to show that Bachmann isn't a great representative of her gender's intellectual capacity, Myers proposes a battle of wits.
This seems like a terrific idea. The public interest is there. Box office and pay-per-view revenue would be enormous. Some enterprising promoter needs to start putting this together STAT.
Read the full text of the challenge to Michele Bachmann on the next page ...