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Nutty In New Hampshire

March 16, 2011

A 91-year-old freshman state legislator in New Hampshire found himself on the national news radar earlier this week after he suggested the mentally disabled should be shipped to Siberia -- and his resignation soon followed.

But after looking at some of former state Rep. Martin Harty's (R) biographical information, it appears this was nothing out of the ordinary.

In Harty's Blue Book entry -- a guide to the state legislature that provides biographical information and answers to questions about hobbies -- he lists "B.S.ing with people, especially older women" next to his "favorite past-time/hobby."

Don't worry, he digs into policy too.

His education proposal is to "tear down architecture of schools and have barracks type buildings."

Now that he's no longer in the state House, he may have a little more free time for "B.S.ing." But he may want to tweak his education plan a bit, should he think about running again in the future.

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