Thursday, May 07, 2015

If Marcus Welby, M.D. were exhumed......

.....I imagine he'd look somewhat like octogenarian MN state representative Ron Erhardt (DFL-Edina).

Yes, that's an actual photo from the MN House floor earlier this week. In the midst of this particular speech, Erhardt insinuated one could contract avian flu from eating meat of an infected turkey.

Erhardt then held up what appeared to be a candy jar labeled “Bird Flu Vaccine” before Rep. Jeanne Poppe, DFL-Austin, asked Speaker Pro Tem Tim O'Driscoll (R-Sartell) to cut off Erhardt’s speech.

“It appears as though this is going to be maybe a joke at some point, but the turkey farmers of our state are suffering a very serious crisis. It is something that is not a partisan issue, it is something that impacts each and every one of us,” she said. “Turkey is a safe food to eat. It is not something we need to be making light of, and I’m confused by what Rep. Erhardt is trying to do, and I just need to respond and ask for you to tell him to stop. Thank you.”

Erhardt later apologized for his idiocy.

This is the same gent who has been know to doze off during the legislative session. Then last summer, Erhardt allegedly threatened to shoot a gun rights activist when asked to fill out a candidate survey on the subject.

Heckuva job, Edina.


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