QUOTE OF THE DAY…. We talked yesterday about former Nevada state Rep. Sharron Angle, a leading Republican candidate in the race to take on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D). Angle, who enjoys the enthusiastic support of the Tea Party crowd, has some unorthodox views about a wide variety of issues.

Here, for example, is Angle reflecting on her childhood:

“We moved to the state of Nevada when I was three-and-a-half. My father bought a small business out in front of the convention center in Reno — and it wasn’t a convention center then; it was an onion field. But his small business was a motel. And so we did those things as a kid growing up that Americans don’t do. We cleaned bathrooms and made beds and swept floors, did laundry, those kinds of things.” [emphasis added]

In my experience, Americans clean bathrooms, make beds, sweep floors, and do laundry all the time, even in motels.

For the record, the video in which Angle makes the remarks wasn’t captured by some tracker hoping to embarrass the far-right candidate — it was posted to YouTube by the Angle campaign.

Steve Benen

Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.