Washington, D.C. - In response to Rep. Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.), who claims to have a list of 17 socialists in congress, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced that she has compiled a list of 178 clinically insane members of congress. Although this figure corresponds to the exact number of Republicans in the House, Pelosi insisted this was a coincidence.
"Insanity does not recognize party lines, however, if you are a Republican, the chances that you are insane rise dramatically," said the Speaker.
When asked to name the 178 insane congresspeople, Pelosi handed out a map of the House floor with the Republican side of the aisle highlighted in red.
"They congregated together," said Pelosi.
Outraged Republicans issued a press release denouncing Pelosi and readjusting the number of socialists in congress upward to 257.