Brilliant At Breakfast points us to a letter purportedly written (unverified at this point) by Amy Myers, a high school sophomore, to Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (MN-6).
Dear Representative Bachmann,
My name is Amy Myers. I am a Cherry Hill, New Jersey sophomore attending Cherry Hill High School East. As a typical high school student, I have found quite a few of your statements regarding The Constitution of the United States, the quality of public school education and general U.S. civics matters to be factually incorrect, inaccurately applied or grossly distorted. The frequency and scope of these comments prompted me to write this letter.
Though I am not in your home district, or even your home state, you are a United States Representative of some prominence who is subject to national media coverage. News outlets and websites across this country profile your causes and viewpoints on a regular basis. As one of a handful of women in Congress, you hold a distinct privilege and responsibility to better represent your gender nationally. The statements you make help to serve an injustice to not only the position of Congresswoman, but women everywhere. Though politically expedient, incorrect comments cast a shadow on your person and by unfortunate proxy, both your supporters and detractors alike often generalize this shadow to women as a whole.
Rep. Bachmann, the frequent inability you have shown to accurately and factually present even the most basic information about the United States led me to submit the follow challenge, pitting my public education against your advanced legal education:
I, Amy Myers, do hereby challenge Representative Michele Bachmann to a Public Forum Debate and/or Fact Test on The Constitution of the United States, United States History and United States Civics.
Hopefully, we will be able to meet for such an event, as it would prove to be enlightening.
(Lacking a picture of Ms Myers, her part will be played this evening by this attractive kitten.)
Update: OK, so I can't help myself. Apparently, Ms Bachmann only takes emails from people in her district, so I became Michael Smith of St Cloud for long enough to send her the following.
Representative Bachmann,It's not going to do any good. She's a hollow shell of a woman, a talking head with no depth, no soul, and no brains. But I had to try.
I understand that you're a busy woman. But there are some things you can't let pass. A Constitutional scholar such as yourself cannot allow this challenge from some punk New Jersey teenager to go unpunished. She should be shown for the snot-nosed little tramp she is. You should crush her. You are a scholar, and she is just a democrat kid with no idea of the force she is facing. You should take her up on this, and once and for all end all these annoying, back-biting rumors that you're nothing but an ignorant talking head in a nice suit.