You Can't Make This Stuff Up ...
A Republican candidate vying to become the next representative of Colorado's 5th Congressional District has a unique answer to fighting Islamic terrorists: convert them to other religions.
Duncan Bremer, a former El Paso County commissioner, offered his gameplan to the Denver Post yesterday.
"There's an aspect of it that people are not willing to talk about, and I am -- its religious basis. ... Our best hope is that we actually convert them away from their religious fanatical basis," Bremer said.
He said that would best be accomplished by missionaries of various faiths.
"I'd prefer that they get converted to evangelical Christianity, but my point is that there is a religious battleground and our government is disabled from fighting on that battleground," Bremer said.
Bremer is one of six candidates looking to replace Rep. Joel Hefley, who is retiring. Hefley, you may recall, got in trouble with fellow Republicans for failing last year to give disgraced former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay a free pass from the House Ethics Committee. Soon thereafter, Hefley was replaced as committee chairman.
I don't know if Bremer has a chance, but if he wins Tuesday's primary, it will be interesting to see how fast the GOP comes running. Certainly, the religious right would be happy to support him.