The Creationist Comedy Stylings of Steve Pearce

HENDERSON, NV – As I head to Ron Paul’s campaign office, I share with you this: The barely comprehensible jokes that Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., shared with the Western Republican Conference.

We got kooks running Washington, basically. Kooks are in charge of our government. You all can recognize a kook, but the media seems to not understand. Around two years ago, some guy in New Mexico claimed he was the messiah. And the press couldn’t figure it out. I’m sorry, but the answer to that is real simple. You take them five miles off the coast and let ‘em out. If he walks home, you think about it. If he sinks to the bottom, then he probably wasn’t the messiah. But we’ve got people like that in Washington running our agencies. People are declaring that we descended from apes. Now, I know that’s not true. The argument that we descended from sheep is still an open question. But the ape idea is completely out of line.

This was in the context of explaining why environmentalists were nuts.