Our Idiot of the Week is Clyde Ormond, of West Jordan, Utah, who wrote the following letter to the editor published in the May 5 edition of The Salt Lake Tribune:
“Last year I came into the office and was bid ‘Happy Cinco de Mayo.’ I did not understand what this holiday was. [Yes you did.] I asked if this was the celebration of one of the battles that we fought in to make this country what it is today [No you didn’t.] and I was told that Cinco de Mayo, the 5th of May, commemorates the victory of the Mexicans over the French army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.
“I said, ‘Cool.’ If we keep celebrating Mexican holidays, Mexico will become the next state in the union. [No it won’t.] I think that is a great idea. [No you don’t.] It would solve all these illegal immigration issues [No it wouldn’t.] and would be a great benefit since they have an unending supply of natural resources that we can utilize.[No they don’t.]
“So from now on, Happy Cinco de Mayo.”
And congratulations, Clyde Ormond of West Jordan, Utah! You are our Idiot of the Week!