Current House Majority Leader (soon to be Minority Leader) Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said the following on this past Sunday’s “Face The Nation” on CBS (11/21/10):
[Hoyer] suggested trying inmates at Guantánamo with military commissions or Article III courts. “You don’t have to bring them to the United States,” he said.
Hoyer brushed off the suggestion that it would be hard to get juries there to hear the cases. “It’s a Carribbean island,” he said. “It’s not like you’re sending them to an archipelago or Siberia.”
Not much more than 24 hours later… this clue appeared on the syndicated show Jeopardy under the category “Cuba, Si”. (11/22/10 episode)
While none of the contestants got it right, the correct question was “What Is The West Indies?” (Needless to say, I nearly broke my kneecaps scrambling over the coffee table to capture the image above)
Obviously being a smug Democrat House leader doesn’t make you intelligent.