Thank you, Dan Maes, a Republican candidate for governor in Colorado.
Before Maes came along, you may have believed that bike riding was either kid stuff, or a popular activity for the granola-munching greenie crowd, or a sport filled with athletes on dope, or some basic transport for bums on booze.
But Maes has exposed the far more sinister “truth” about urban bicycle riding and advocacy:
It’s a United Nations-inspired plot to take over U.S. cities.
You can read about it in The Denver Post:
The Democratic candidate, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, is a bicycle-promoting politician who recently angered car dealers by wondering aloud how our nation can wean itself off cars.
Until now, I had believed that Minnesota GOP candidate Tom Emmer’s public fretting about all the waiters and waitresses making more than $100,000 a year was the stupidest thing a would-be governor had said all year. Although Basil Marceaux in Tennessee is high in the running, too.
But Maes, a Tea Party-backed candidate, has taken the cake, at least so far.
Can it get any more ridiculous?
(h/t to reader Mike Showalter and Talking Points Memo)