In a debate this week-end in Spokane, Washington, for that state's open Senate seat, Moron in Tennis Shoes [and incumbent Senator] Patty Murray explained how she has worked to "end our dependence on foreign oil" by pointing to this bit of pork:
Helped fund Straw-to-Energy project in Spokane, WA: In the Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill, Senator Murray helped secure $750,000 for the Straw-to-Energy initiative. The demonstration project will help utilize new technologies to convert waste, excess grass, or wheat straw into value-added energy.
Peppermint Patty pointing out that if we could just get more taxpayer dollars into the hands of Eastern Washington farmers the energy crisis could be solved.
No, we are not making this up. We heard it with our own ears this morning thanks to KTTH Radio's Dan Sytman. Which means the Academy has a Dumbassy nomination:
In the category....Our Senatorial Team Will Spot You 60 IQ Points and Still Bring Home the Bacon....the nominee is....the Voters of the State of Washington