If this happened in Doonesbury, we'd laugh

Further evidence that the American political scene has tripped out for good and we're all living in Wacka-NuNu land.

As reported by John Gorenfeld and elsewhere, convicted felon and renowned dangerous flake the Rev. Sun Myung Moon was recently "crowned" in a ceremony at the Dirksen Senate Office Building (a taxpayer-funded Capitol facility in Washington D.C.).

In attendance were numerous Senators and Congressmen, including Reps. Danny Davis (D-Ill.), Curt Weldon (R-Pa.), Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.) and Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Sen. Mark Dayton (R-Minn.).

I swear, I'm not making this up. There's even video of the event available, in which Davis, wearing a campy robe and white gloves, places a jeweled crown on Moon's head, and Moon goes on to make a speech, saying, among other things:

"The five great saints and many other leaders in the spirit world, including even communist leaders such as Marx and Lenin, who committed all manner of barbarity and murders on Earth, and dictators such as Hitler and Stalin, have found strength in my teachings, mended their ways and been reborn as new persons. Emperors, kings and presidents who enjoyed opulence and power on Earth, and even journalists who had worldwide fame, have now placed themselves at the forefront of the column of the true love revolution. ... They have declared to all Heaven and Earth that Reverend Sun Myung Moon is none other than humanity's Savior, Messiah, Returning Lord and True Parent."

No, really. Do not adjust your browser. This actually happened. Look:

Here's the story as reported in The Hill.

To paraphrase the master, it just got weird enough for me.