Monday, March 30, 2009

Don't Know Much About

As a former school board member, Bob Krause has failed either social studies or math--more likely both and the scientific community is united in that fact.

In announcing his attempt to unseat Iowa's Senior Senator, Charles Grassley, Krause said...

"As a good farmer, Sen. Grassley must recognize that 51 years, or 58 years at the end of his term, is a long time to go without rotating crops."


How do you leap from 51 years to 58 years?

Let me see if I can explain this to you Bob.

Grassley was first elected in 1958, taking office in 1959, you are correct in knowing that 1958 was 51 years ago.

Now comes the tricky part, see if you can keep up.

Senator Grassley is up for re-election in 2010, for a term that ends in January 2011.

Since this is 2009 you would have to add two years to the 51 and that gives you 53, not 58.

Baby steps Bob!

What the hell is it with Dummycrats and math?


Blogger John said...

58 years, that's one for each of the 57 states!

7:44 AM

Blogger Guardian of the Chicken Coop said...

This is a mis-quote. At the time of the speech, Grassley had been in public office for 51 years. If he is re-elected and completes his term of office, he will then have been in public office for 58 years. Do the math. I think that the reporter was confused here by the two references.

2:50 AM


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