Sharon Angle goes to DC to share her platform of temperence, elder abuse and Scientology

Right Angle

by digby

This may be the best thumbnail sketch on Sharon Angle I've yet seen:

Nevada’s GOP chicken-for-a-checkup lady lost the primary to Actual Teabagger Sharron Angle, who wants to outlaw both Social Security and Alcohol. But first, before Scientologist Sharron defeats Harry Reid and becomes Senate Majority Leader, she must be introduced to Washington’s Republican Elite, and plus she has probably never traveled beyond the Reno-Sparks area, except that one time she drove “down the hill” to a mall in Sacramento.

I honestly don't know if her desire to outlaw alcohol and social security is as big a problem as her Scientology, which even by Nevada standards may be too far out.

I could be wrong though. Wonkette points to this from the local paper, which sort of proves that it's fairly hard to be too far out for the Republican elite:

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports:

Angle’s attendance at the Republican luncheon raised the question whether she would be introduced by Sen. John Ensign. The fellow Nevada Republican knows her best but his profile during the campaign has been lower than low due to the taint from his extramarital affair and his status as the target of dual ethics and criminal investigations into its aftermath.

Update: lest anyone thinks this woman is just a benign eccentric, get a load of this:

Asked by the host, Lars Larson of Portland, Oregon, where she stands on Second Amendment issues, Angle replied:

You know our Founding Fathers, they put that Second Amendment in there for a good reason and that was for the people to protect themselves against a tyrannical government. And in fact Thomas Jefferson said it's good for a country to have a revolution every twenty years.

I hope that's not where we're going, but you know if this Congress keeps going the way it is, people are really looking toward those Second Amendment remedies and saying my goodness what can we do to turn this country around? I'll tell you the first thing we need to do is take Harry Reid out.

Larson says Angle was floating the possiblity of armed insurrection if Congress keeps it up under Reid et al.

"If it continues to do the things it's doing, I think she's leaving open that possibility," Larson said. "And I think the founders believed that the public should be able to do that when the government becomes out of control. It just matters what you define as going too far."

I'm guessing the Republican elite had better start wearing hats or something because these teabaggers aren't too bright and they might start shooting at them by mistake. (And saying that people should use a "second amendment remedy" to "take Harry Reid out" might just be misinterpreted by some of her lunatic followers. I would hope a member of the press --- if they ever get a chance to talk to her --- ask her to clarify that remark.

And to think that just a few years ago the right was blathering on about the left becoming a fifth column and braying incessantly that if we didn't blindly support the government we were with the terrorists.