Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Can we impeach the Speaker of the House for being bad with numbers?

The House of Representatives is responsible for a lot money related numbers, so I'm a bit worried about someone who doesn't handle them well being in charge of all that math.

If you're not current on census figures, we have about three hundred million people in the U.S., with around half of them in our workforce.

Nancy Pelosi evidently has trouble with numbers. Here's what she said yesterday:

I'd have called her dumb as a sack of toenails, but this clip makes it clear it's really just a misstatement (at about 1 minute 10 seconds):

Still, you'd think she had a better head for numbers. Do we really want this person in charge of massive spending bills?