Saturday, November 01, 2014

180.6 - Clown Award: Debbie Dunnegan, recorder of deeds for Jefferson County, Missouri

Clown Award: Debbie Dunnegan, recorder of deeds for Jefferson County, Missouri

Now for one of our regular weekly features, the Clown Award, given for meritious stupidity.

It's not often that I can point up award-winning stupidity by doing nothing beyond quoting someone's own words. But someone has pulled it off.

So the winner of the Big Red Nose this week is Debbie Dunnegan, the Republican recorder of deeds for Jefferson County, Missouri.

In a recent post to her Facebook page, she posed a question. This is it, in full:
I have a question for all my friends who have served or are currently serving in our military … having not put on a uniform nor taken any type military oath, there has to be something that I am just not aware of. But I cannot and do not understand why no action is being taken against our domestic enemy. I know he is supposedly the commander in chief, but the constitution gives you the authority. What am I missing? Thank you for your bravery and may God keep you safe.
Debbie Dunnegan
She later said that she used a poor choice of words. I'm surprised she didn't claim it was "inarticulate" which seems to be the term of art for back-pedalers these days. She also claimed the post was entirely innocent and pulled out that all-purpose dodge, it was taken out of context. This is the whole thing, from her own page. What is the context from which it was taken?

She also insists "meant no ill intent toward the president." No of course not; she just considers him "our domestic enemy" and wonders why there has not already been a military coup to overthrow the government, which, she claims, the Constitution gives the military the authority to do.

I must have missed that provision.

What I didn't miss is that Debbie Dunnegan is a clown.

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