Michelle MacDonald, the Republican nominee for the Minnesota Supreme Court who neglected to disclose her upcoming trial for a DWI, is coming under fire for promising GOP officials that she would base her opinions on Biblical principles.
During a speech she gave at the Minnesota GOP convention in Rochester on May 30, 2014, she told the delegates that “when judges used to enter the courtroom, they would hold a Bible over their head, like this,” and then held a Bible over her head.
“In the words of George Washington,” she continued, “it is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.”
According to Mount Vernon Library, that spurious quotation is “frequently misattributed to Washington, particularly in regards to his farewell address of 1796.
She concluded her speech by saying, “God bless you, God bless your children, God bless your families, and let’s all ask God to bless America again.”
It’s starting to look like this nutball theocrat is falling out of favor with establishment Republicans – mostly because of her DWI bust and her attempt to ignore it.
Too bad. I’d be encouraged that one of the state flavors of Republican was ready to rejoin the 20th Century, at least, by backing away from nutballs like MacDonald.
I don’t expect either to make any attempt to wander into the 21st Century.