Monday, July 09, 2007

Lone Muslim Member of Congress Nibbles "Truth" Apple

Keith Ellison, addressing a group of atheists, comes a little too close to ignore:

On comparing Sept. 11 to the burning of the Reichstag building in Nazi Germany: "It's almost like the Reichstag fire, kind of reminds me of that. After the Reichstag was burned, they blamed the Communists for it and it put the leader of that country [Hitler] in a position where he could basically have authority to do whatever he wanted. The fact is that I'm not saying [Sept. 11] was a [U.S.] plan, or anything like that because, you know, that's how they put you in the nut-ball box -- dismiss you."

The ever-popular, "I'm not a nut-ball, but...." bit.