Congratulations Andre Bauer. You may have made the most moronic comments yet of the 2010 GOP SC gubernatorial race. Given you're running against Henry "Have you heard I'm runnin' for Guvnah" McMaster, that's saying a lot. But your comments in Fountain Inn at a recent town hall meeting may have cemented you as the heir apparent to Mark "Foot in Mouth" Sanford as your parties choice for Governor.
"My grandmother was not a highly educated woman, but she told me as a small child to quit feeding stray animals. You know why? Because they breed. You're facilitating the problem if you give an animal or a person ample food supply. They will reproduce, especially ones that don't think too much further than that. And so what you've got to do is you've got to curtail that type of behavior. They don't know any better," Bauer said.
In South Carolina, 58 percent of students participate in the free and reduced-price lunch program.
Bauer's remarks came during a speech in which he said government should take away assistance if those receiving help didn't pass drug tests or attend parent-teacher conferences or PTA meetings if their children were receiving free and reduced-price lunches.
"I can show you a bar graph where free and reduced lunch has the worst test scores in the state of South Carolina," adding, "You show me the school that has the highest free and reduced lunch, and I'll show you the worst test scores, folks. It's there, period."