I would imagine that if we were led by even moderately retarded people that make up our government, a sub 25% approval rating would cause them to think long and hard about opening their mouths. But no, we have what we have. Today we get a real gem (not a diamond in the rough but a fully polished laser inscribed dandy!) from Senator Chris Dodd (D):
"This crisis (mortgage foreclosures) is the equivalent of a slow-motion, 50-state Katrina, taking people's homes one-by-one, devastating their lives and destroying their communities"
The article that quotes him can be read here:
I think that this statement can stand on its own as far as being totally ridiculous. If the statement was just stupid, I would chalk it up to basic poor quality people that we get in government, but it also misses the root of the problem which is dangerous.