Happy Friday, all! I may just designate this day Michele Bachmann Hilarity day every week, but…she’s really too much gift for only one day. Regardless, here’s some more herstory (shout out to the Feminazis in the house) to get you ready for the weekend.
For each historical inaccuracy now, drink!
In case you didn’t spot ’em, here they are:
1. It’s Smoot-Hawley.
2. It was passed in 1930. FDR hadn’t been elected yet.
3. It was repealed by FDR in 1934.
4. It was written by Republicans. It’s actually quite famous. Really, it’s one of the cornerstones of conservative thinking from that era, and is a frequent example in any Economics 101 class (although I’m betting Olbermann joins me in first hearing about it from Ben Stein in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off).
Go back again now and watch. And drink. And again. And again.