Idiot of the Week: Pat Robertson (Yet Again)

Pat Robertson

After deciding that this week's idiot could not be another Republican presidential candidate (it is getting too easy), I settled on Pat Robertson. By my count, this is the third time he's been "honored" here. Last time, he suggested that his god was causing the suffering in Haiti because the people their had made a pact with his devil. This time, Robertson said that the cracks in the Washington Monument following this week's earthquake were a sign from his god.

Ladies and gentlemen I don’t want to get weird on this so please take it for what it’s worth. But it seems to me the Washington Monument is a symbol of America’s power, it has been the symbol of our great nation, we look at that monument and say this is one nation under God. Now there’s a crack in it, there’s a crack in it and it’s closed up. Is that a sign from the Lord? Is that something that has significance or is it just result of an earthquake? You judge, but I just want to bring that to your attention. It seems to me symbolic. When Jesus was crucified and when he died the curtain in the Temple was rent from top to bottom and there was a tear and it was extremely symbolic, is this symbolic? You judge.

Okay Pat, I'll judge. You are an idiot, and it is way too late to worry about getting weird now.