The Gov, in full campaign mode, surrounded by a phalanx of taxpayer security guards, has pandered non-stop to the social conservatives in Iowa. He repeatedly rails against gay rights, same-sex marriage and a return to Don’t Ask, Don’t tell. Problem is, is that the Gov doesn’t seem to recall judicial facts, like when he forgot how many Supreme Court justices there are.
At a town hall campaign stop in Cedar Rapids, Iowa yesterday, The Gov forgot the content of the case he has vehemently opposed since 2002. You gotta give him credit for the fact that he has never wavered on his opinion of Lawrence v. Texas. This case which went to the Supreme Court in 2003 was the landmark ruling that struck down Texas’s anti-sodomy statute and legalized sodomy across the country.
Now though, with all the talking points he is supposed to be able to spout off, it appears he has forgot what has been one of his consistent planks. Just yesterday an audience member asked The Gov about case, The Gov locked up, repeated the question and the name of the case and stammered “We have a federal government that is out of control from the standpoint of spending and I wish I could tell you I knew every Supreme Court case, I’m not a lawyer but here’s what I do know, I know they’re spending too much money in Washington, D.C.”
I swear, that answer sounds as dumb as a sack of rocks. More likely an answer Bachmann would spout off, but then again birds of a feather……