on being Congress’ 20th most conservative Congressman in 2008 according to the National Journal with an overall score of 92%. The only Missouri Congressman who can out-conservative the former DeLay-era Republican whip is Todd “Davy Crockett’s Blackberry” Akin (whose #5 makes him the KU of Conservative House Republicans, always at the top and to the right).

We all look forward to the explanation of how someone who is so far to the right that he needs binoculars to see the middle will be a good Senatorial representative for one of the most purple states in the nation.