January 24, 2010
Lessons My Grandmother Taught Me

This is from a speech by another of South Carolina’s many statesmen, Republican Lieutenant Governor Rudolph Andreas “André” Bauer. For the full flavor, listen to it all. Bauer is shown below with another college varsity cheerleader, George W. Bush:

“My grandmother was not a highly educated woman, but she told me as a small child to quit feeding stray animals,” Bauer told a Greenville-area crowd. “You know why? Because they breed.

“You’re facilitating the problem if you give an animal or a person ample food supply. They will reproduce, especially ones that don’t think too much further than that. And so what you’ve got to do is you’ve got to curtail that type of behavior. They don’t know any better.”



Posted by Jerome Doolittle at January 24, 2010 12:08 PM
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Bauer's inhumanity to one side, he's also wrong, insofar as the population rate increases faster in places with high rates of poverty and has been steady or declining in wealthier countries.

Posted by: Mike Goldman on January 24, 2010 12:57 PM

Gosh, what a reprehensible bird-brain. Nauseatingly self-righteous and smooth-talking. His arguments sound so appealing on the surface, yet are so wrong; for instance, somehow blaming reduced-price school lunches for poor academic performance. The possible influence of other factors on an impoverished student's life, such as insufficient healthcare, substandard housing, inaccessibility of educational aids like a home computer, books, etc., are completely omitted. Nope, if they ain't learnin' it's gotta be the free school lunches that's doin' it!

And to top it off, he looks good in a suit. I'm sure Lt. Governor Bauer's name will be on the list of possible Republican Presidential/Vice-Presidential candidates for 2012.

Posted by: colonelgirdle on January 25, 2010 10:34 PM

I expanded my previous comment to a posting on my blog:


Posted by: colonelgirdle on January 25, 2010 11:41 PM
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