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Thursday, June 23, 2011

matt taibbi does bachmann in rolling stone

he's such a kick arse writer. really. he is.
Illustration by Victor Juhas

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Michele Bachmann's Holy War


The Tea Party contender may seem like a goofball, but be warned: Her presidential campaign is no laughing matter

By MATT TAIBBI
Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and, as you consider the career and future presidential prospects of an incredible American phenomenon named Michele Bachmann, do one more thing. Don't laugh.
It may be the hardest thing you ever do, for Michele Bachmann is almost certainly the funniest thing that has ever happened to American presidential politics. Fans of obscure 1970s television may remember a short-lived children's show called Far Out Space Nuts, in which a pair of dimwitted NASA repairmen, one of whom is played by Bob (Gilligan) Denver, accidentally send themselves into space by pressing "launch" instead of "lunch" inside a capsule they were fixing at Cape Canaveral. This plot device roughly approximates the political and cultural mechanism that is sending Michele Bachmann hurtling in the direction of the Oval Office......................

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