Only in America: The "Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act"

No, this isn't one of our Onion parodies, it's real. Minnesota Representative Michelle Bachman, whose politics have been described as "Everyone will have a gun, nobody will have an abortion, no one will pay taxes, everyone will go to church, and there won't be any more pinko liberal teachers in school." has become surprisingly pro-choice when it comes to light bulbs. She has introduced the "Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act" to stop the phase-out of incandescent bulbs.

"This is an issue of science over fads and fashions," she told an interviewer, and called any human connection to global warming "voodoo, nonsense, hokum, a hoax." She continued: "Fluorescent bulbs are more polluting because of their mercury content. We are working on a light bulb bill. If the Democrats can hose up a light bulb, don't trust them with the country."

Julia Bovey of the Natural Resources Defense Council pointed out that "There is 200 times more mercury in each filling in Congresswoman Bachmann's teeth than there is in a compact fluorescent light bulb." ::Star Tribune via ::Wonkette

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