Lately, it’s pretty rare that Texas out-idiots itself, but this week it managed the feat.
Quebec Minister of International Relations Christine St-Pierre spoke with Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos on Tuesday afternoon, offering to send equipment and crews to help restore power and to provide blankets, beds, pillows and hygienic products.
Pablos declined the aid for now, instead asking for “prayers from the people of Quebec,” the minister said. “He was very touched by the fact we called him.”
I know the old maxim is, “Never ascribe to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.”
The levels of stupidity that find expression in the old Confederacy, and among Rethuglicans, and so especially where those two things intersect, are so mind-blowingly intense that it’s really difficult to think they Just Happened. I think that the placement of someone so amazingly moronic in a position like that is down to an active malice on the part of the Rethuglican governor and legislative majority, ensure the maximum uselessness of every normal function of government. All the more to justify drowning it in a bathtub.
Making fun of this Pablos moron feels a little like mocking the disabled, but he is the one the villains put out to be the face of uselessness, greed and incompetence. So be it.