Monday, June 27, 2011
Google Knows Things.
I'll have plenty more to say about Michele Bachmann in the future, but for the moment, I just want to go on the record saying that there's nobody in American politics I loath more than this woman. She's been occasionally portrayed as Sarah-Palin-Lite, but that's not really accurate. Palin is, at heart, just an opportunist. Bachmann is a True Believer. And in her quest to remake America into the Theocracy she honestly believes the Founders envisioned, there is no lie; there is no slur; there is no misrepresentation she won't employ.
I've been searching for a historical comparison and I keep gravitating toward Sen. Joseph McCarthy, but I'm convinced he'll eventually stack up as nothing but a piker in her shadow.
Yesterday, Chris Wallace asked Bachmann if she isn't a "flake". If only she were that benign.
Updated to add: Here are some links to a few articles you might want to look at.
The first, suggested by Janiece: Michele Bachmann's Holy War, Matt Taibbi in Rolling Stone.
An older article linked in Taibbi's: The Chosen One, a 2006 article by G.R. Anderson, Jr. in Minneapolis City Pages.
Bachmann's Unrivaled Extremism, by Michelle Goldberg on The Daily Beast.
Posted by Nathan at 9:48 PM