It turns out that Stuart Smalley's grandfather, Hoot, with his notorious Hoot Smalley Tariff Act, was solely responsible for the Great Depression, which wasn't nearly as bad as the recession that Silent Cal Coolidge had to deal with in the 1920s, and that commie bastard FDR made the US suffer for ten more years because of his socialist ideas...
Don't believe me? Here's noted expert on American History Michele Bachmann speaking to that very issue:
How'd you like to be a resident of Bachmann's district (Minnesota 6th, which stretches north and west from Minneapolis-St. Paul) and have a national political clown be the face of your home town?
But it's great for the rest of us. As long as wackos like Michele and nasties like Rusty Limpdick are the public face of the Rethug party, the more strength the Democrats will gain between now and the next election.
[Thanx & HT to A World Quite Mad for the story tip]