John M. Becker

Minnesota GOP Supreme Court Nominee: Bible Supersedes Civil Law

Filed By John M. Becker | June 22, 2014 2:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: crazies, George Washington, GOP 2014, Michelle MacDonald, Minnesota, Republican Party, wingnuts

"Well, I am Michelle MacDonald and I am running for Supreme Court judge of the state of Minnesota. Now, did you ever wonder why when a judge enters a courtroom, you hear the words [smacks gavel] 'All rise!'? Let me tell you why.

"When judges used to enter the courtroom, they would hold a Bible over their head, like this. [holds Bible aloft] In the words of George Washington, 'It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.'"

-- Michelle MacDonald, the Republican nominee for the Minnesota Supreme Court (and an alleged drunk driver), speaking to the state GOP convention in Rochester last month.

For the record, the George Washington quote is false: according to the Mount Vernon Museum, he never said anything of the sort.

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