February 11, 2005


AUDIO: Barbara Boxer (Terry Gross, 2/10/05, Fresh Air)

Even Ms Gross seemed surprised at what a nitwit she had on her hands--never more so than when Ms Boxer essentially accused the President of Leninism because of some obscure old think tank essay.

There's another funny bit where, when asked about whether Democrats need to get right with America on religion, Ms Boxer says how she's always drawn upon her faith, as when she spoke out against ANWR drilling. She must be a Druid.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 11, 2005 9:13 AM

Let me see if I have this right. Don't drill in ANWR so we have to buy more oil from people who murder Jews and Christians around the world. And what part of the Tanakh is this from? The Book of Nudnik, a deservedly minor prophet between Obadiah and Habbakuk?

Maybe she is a follower of 'Rabbi' Michael Lerner. He was ordained by some guy who claimed to be a European-educated rabbi but who could produce no evidence of same. He ran a seminary which was far more New Age than Old Testament.

But in a world where Madonna can call herself an expert on Kabalah, stranger things are definitely possible.

Posted by: Bart at February 11, 2005 9:45 AM

That obscure think tank piece is reasonbly accurate as far as I'm concerned. Regardless of the Lenin reference, my goal is the same as the 1937 Republicans, Goldwater, and Reagan. They were right in suggesting that Social Security was destined for insolvency. The only thing that has saved it has been the increases in taxes going to it's funding.

Posted by: h-man at February 11, 2005 9:59 AM

Since there are no trees in the ANWR, that would make Ms. Boxer pretty much a failure at being a Druid, too. Is there some religion that worships thawed mudlands?

Posted by: John at February 11, 2005 10:18 AM

Was Gross appalled at Boxer or the fear of being what she beheld?

Posted by: Luciferous at February 11, 2005 2:18 PM

Until I heard this interview I didn't really believe that Barbara Boxer was as stupid as it had been rumored. Now I know it's all true, and worse.

The woman is as dumb as a box of very tiny, very dense, very stupid rocks.

Also, she didn't actually use the word "faith", much less "religion" when Terry Gross asked her that question. She kept referring to her "spirituality".

Posted by: H.D. Miller at February 11, 2005 4:04 PM

II Hezekiah 13:51b, right after the story of Ben-Jacob and the bear. (Just kidding, in case anyone thinks I'm being serious, or seriously tries to find II [or even I] Hezekiah in the Bible).

Posted by: Dave W. at February 11, 2005 9:42 PM

So that's where the story of BJ and the Bear came from.

Posted by: Phil at February 12, 2005 8:40 AM