The End of Course exam for U.S. history will henceforth include ten randomly selected questions from the test that immigrants must take to become naturalized citizens. There are 100 questions on this test. Most of them are pretty easy. Like this:
When do we celebrate Independence Day?
What is the highest court in the United States? Presumably this refers to the U.S. Supreme Court—not the court where the judges smoke the most pot.
Name one state that borders Mexico. No one in Texas should miss this one.
But there are some challenging ones:
How many amendments does the Constitution have?
Name your U.S. Representative.
Then there are some that could lead to some creative answers:
What does the President’s Cabinet do?
Now the expected correct answer is: “advises the President.” But if you’ve been paying attention for the past few years, you might answer it this way:
Deny the alleged wrongdoing. Give evasive testimony to Congress about the alleged wrongdoing. Blame the press. Heap scorn on the cowards who have viciously attacked your character. Blame the press. Acknowledge minor mistakes that were made. Deny the alleged wrongdoing. Blame the press. Resign. Blame the press. Thank the President for the opportunity to serve. Write a book.
That would be accurate, no?
DAWG BONE: BLAMING THE PRESS IS BIPARTISAN AND NEVER GOES OUT OF STYLE.
Tomorrow: SCOTUS weighs in on a religion case