Rep. Mary Franson (R-Alexandria) got herself in trouble this spring by telling an offensive joke comparing poor people to animals. She comments that the food stamp program is giving out the most help ever then jokes that in parks they warn visitors to not feed the animals lest they become dependent on the handouts.
Its possible that Franson isn’t terribly bright. She doesn’t understand why people are insulted by her retelling little joke that all of her teabagger friends are repeating. Or maybe she thought she could get away with it this time, because she was in front of a friendly crowd. Michele Bachmann often does this on right wing radio when she (mistakenly) assumes nobody outside of her far right base is paying attention.
Regardless, Franson will once again have to explain why she dislikes poor people so much, why thinks telling this joke is appropriate and what is so funny about denigrating people who are suffering.
You go, Mary. Don’t stop. I’ll just make more popcorn …