Following a runoff election, Mary Lou Bruner is expected to be elected to the Texas state Board of Education.
This is a bit of a problem because, among other things, Mary Lou Bruner believes President Obama was once a gay prostitute who sold himself to pay for his drug addiction.
“I heard from a reliable source that Obama was also a male prostitute for a while when he lived in New York with his male ‘partner,’” she wrote. “How do you think he paid for his drugs?” Obama is also “racist” who may have been elected with rigged voting machines. “The baby named Barak [sic] was an illegitimate son but his grandparents registered his birth in the Hawaii newspapers as if he were legitimate so he could be eligible for welfare,” she wrote. “Would Obama have been elected president if he had appeared in public in Muslim attire or if he had admitted publicly he was born in Kenya or he is still a citizen of Indonesia? Just asking!”
Bruner also believes the civil war was not about slavery and that dinosaurs were carried aboard Noah's ark. She also believes school shootings are caused by a lack of Jesus in our lives.
You get the idea.
If you're not a resident of Texas you might be asking why this matters and the answer is fairly simple. Texas has an abnormal level of influence on the content of history textbooks distributed throughout the country and decisions made by the state board can have an impact far beyond their borders.
Beside that, let's have some sympathy for the millions of Texas school children this crazy cat lady will be responsible for managing.