The far-right Family Research Council, which helped organize Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s “The Response” prayer event in Houston last August, appears to have no sense of irony (or shame). FRC has named U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., a “True Blue” member of Congress because of his “unwavering support of the family.” We suspect Walsh’s ex-wife might see things differently. She says Rep. Walsh owes her more than $100,000 in back child support for their three kids. Walsh contends he and his ex-wife had made a verbal agreement that he didn’t have to pay the money.
Among the reasons for the FRC award is Walsh’s support for de-funding Planned Parenthood. You just can’t make this stuff up.