Open Thread – The Stupid Politician Edition

Our stupid politician for this edition is Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who claimed that Muslims were in America long before Columbus or Amerigo Vespucci.  Erdogan made his outrageous claim during a conference of Latin American Muslim leaders in Istanbul (The Hugo Chávez Memorial Pork Bar-be-que) which is fitting since Erdogan and Chávez have much in common – an appetite for saying crazy shiz and dishing out corruption.