Not that I couldn't believe that someone said it, or that the person who said it was a Republican official.
What I couldn't believe is that she isn't an Arizona Republican, perhaps even chair of one of the Appropriations Committees or even a candidate for Governor here.
From StLToday -
State Rep. Cynthia Davis, R-O'Fallon, is staking out a strong position on child hunger: She's for it.
"Hunger can be a positive motivator," she notes in the latest edition of her newsletter.
More precisely, Ms. Davis is against summer feeding programs for poor kids. They are an excuse "to create an expansion of a government program," she says.
"Tip: If you work for McDonald's, they will feed you for free during your break."
And the piece de resistance in all of this?
Ms. Davis chairs the House Special Standing Committee on Children and Families.
I can't make this stuff up.
Thanks for the heads-up on this to Keith Olbermann. Rep. Davis was named his "Worst Person In The World" today, and you've got to be pretty bad to knock Rush Limbaugh and Bill O'Reilly out of contention for that honor.
Note: a brief examination of the bills sponsored/cosponsored by Rep. Davis show that she would fit in well with the Arizona Chapter Of The Flat Earth Society (aka - the AZ lege's Republican caucus - HB46, restricting a woman's right to choose under the guise of "informed consent"; HB47, subsidizing home schoolers; HB814, abolishing state income and estate taxes in favor of a broad sales tax; HB1158, outlawing the female breast other than for the feeding of babies (OK, it outlaws *exposing* the female breast. I think this one was aimed at strippers); HJR37, an anti-EFCA proposal; HB417, establishing a tax credit for donations to scholarship granting organizations (surprisingly, this one isn't called "Yarbrough's Law"), and HB170, Missouri's version of the "guns in cars" bill that is winding its way through the AZ lege.
In fact, if I didn't know that I was looking at the website of the *Missouri* legislature, her list of bills sponsored could easily be mistaken for that of any of a couple of dozen AZ legislators.
I'd bet that she is a member of ALEC, but since they're rather secretive about which legislators are active members of the organization...