Round One – West Sectionals 4 v. 13

It’s time now for 2009 Preposterous Statement Tournament (not to be confused with the Common Man Dan Cole’s Preposterous Statement Tournament). You can follow the tournament by using the 20 Times Around the Block Preposterous Statement bracket. Make your pick for a winner! A complete list of the statements can be found here.

Which statement is more preposterous?

4. This president has inherited the most difficult first 100 days of any president, I would argue, including Franklin Roosevelt. –Joe Biden

13. You’re surrounded by fellow patriots—individuals who embrace the concepts like lower taxes, smaller government, and freedom for every individual—I’m talking about State’s Rights! – Texas Gov. Rick Perry

There have been some dark days in our nation’s history, and the economic woes of the last year surely have their place in it, but common Joe—Roosevelt had an economic collapse on his hands far greater than any president had to face, and as long as we are talking about the first 100 days of a presidency, Abraham Lincoln had it far worse when Southern states seceded from the Union. Slavery, the Civil War, and States Rights all loom larger than a troubled economy. Texas Gov. And it seems Rick Perry likes “states rights”, and he wants to bring their rallying cry back as something symbolic of “freedom for every individual.” Oh really. Does any elected leader know anything about history these days?

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