Michele Bachmann. You just gotta love her.
Well, not really. But still.
Just when you thought that the conservative drag-queen esthetic left Congress with Katherine 'Cruella DeVil' Harris, along comes the doughty former tax-law specialist and darling of tax-law violators, Mistress Michele Bachmann.
Yes, she's from my state. No, she's not my representative. Thank God.
When she's not getting dodgy (and 501(c)(3)-org-violating) political endorsements from conservative pulpits and attempting to shag George W. Bush in public, she's showing off her fashion sense (as Tild is my witness, the only apres-snap alteration to that picture was the white streak Tild put in her hair) and her knowledge of current events.
Why, just the other day she shared with us her impressive grasp of the situation in Iraq:
“Iran is the trouble maker, trying to tip over apple carts all over Baghdad right now because they want America to pull out. And do you know why? It’s because they’ve already decided that they’re going to partition Iraq.
And half of Iraq, the western, northern portion of Iraq, is going to be called…. the Iraq State of Islam, something like that. And I’m sorry, I don’t have the official name, but it’s meant to be the training ground for the terrorists. There’s already an agreement made.
They are going to get half of Iraq and that is going to be a terrorist safe haven zone where they can go ahead and bring about more terrorist attacks in the Middle East region and then to come against the United States because we are their avowed enemy.”
Public Service Announcement for Representative Bachmann: DO NOT EAT THE BROWN ACID. IT'S POISON. Thank you.
To think that the people of Minnesota's Sixth District preferred her over Patty Wetterling. She is such a whackaloon.
The firestorm (actually, more like the guffawstorm) over Bachmann's remarks caused her to do some kinda-sorta recanting of the "my remarks were misconstrued" sort. (You know, the classic Republican "non-denial denial" made famous during Watergate?) In other words, it's not her fault because it's never her fault.
But really, read the passage quoted above and tell me if there's any real way to "misconstrue" what she said.
More ominously, the question was raised privately to me as to whether Little Miss Whackaloon has been sitting in on some Defense Department strategy sessions — where all sorts of scenarios, likely or not, are raised — and then going forth to blab publicly about them. That in itself would be a breach of security nearly on a par with what was done to Valerie Plame.