So, I ask you, is this even unusual anymore?
A Florida congressional candidate is in the news for her history of going on talk shows and claiming she was once abducted by stylish, long-haired aliens, with whom she discussed everything from the existence of God to the beginning of the universe. This revelation does not even crack the top 100 most insane things to happen in politics this year, but it is a nice mental break from discussing the actual batshit people running the country, so let’s proceed!
Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera, a Republican, is running to replace Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who intends to retire at the end of this term. Aguilera formerly served as a city council member in Doral City, as well as its economic development director, though her positions on actual issues are somewhat difficult to find, buried under endless commentary of her wacky belief that she was abducted by aliens when she was 7-years-old. A sexual predator may be in the White House; his second-in-command may be a Stephen Gammell drawing brought horribly to life, but sure. Aliens. A bridge too far.
Several years ago, Aguilera took to Spanish-language television stations to share her story, in which she describes the aliens as “female journalists with long, lustrous blond hair.” From the Miami Herald:
What this doesn’t say is that one of the aliens called herself Ivana and said her master was called The Donald, and they looked like this: