Rep. Chris Van Hollen Elected to the "Stupid Comment Hall of Fame"

So the Coakley vs. Brown MA SEN race is for Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat, right?  Apparently Chris Van Hollen forgot this fact when he stated:

Why would you hand the keys to the car back to the same guys whose policies drove the economy into the ditch and then walked away from the scene of the accident?

…into a ditch and then walked away“?  A DITCH?  Really?  REALLY?

I’ve been accused of speaking without thinking before, but Van Hollen goes into the HOF for this one.

Ted Kennedy.  “Into a ditch and walked away”.