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2 responses to “The Grauniad on Bachmann et al”

  1. YetAnotherMatt

    Not the paperclip, that’s for sure. Paperclip will quite happily go with the “I see you’re trying to damage Obama’s reputation with a presidential run, would you like help with that?’ and run VP, but it’ll take a goat who can swallow anything, including the comments of their allies and press team to actually front the kamikaze run. Of course, you might get someone prepared to make a half bid because of tactics.
    Vote Goat and Paperclip!
    (Google it. You know you want to)

  2. tigtog

    According to this backgrounder from Daily Beast – Bachmann is so terrified of Teh Gay that she screamed out loud when some lesbians wanted to talk to her and made a complaint to police:

    In April 2005, Pamela Arnold wanted to talk to her state senator, Michele Bachmann, who was then running for Congress. A 46-year-old who worked at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Arnold lived with her partner, the famed Arctic explorer Ann Bancroft, on a farm in Scandia, Minnesota. Bachmann was then leading the fight against gay marriage in the state. She’d recently been in the news for hiding in the bushes to observe a gay-rights rally at the Capitol. So when members of the Scandia gay community decided to attend one of Bachmann’s constituent forums, Arnold, wanting to make herself visible to her representative, joined them.

    A few dozen people showed up at the town hall for the April 9 event, and Bachmann greeted them warmly. But when, during the question and answer session, the topic turned to same-sex marriage, Bachmann ended the meeting 20 minutes early and rushed to the bathroom. Hoping to speak to her, Arnold and another middle-aged woman, a former nun, followed her. As Bachmann washed her hands and Arnold looked on, the ex-nun tried to talk to her about theology. Suddenly, after less than a minute, Bachmann let out a shriek. “Help!” she screamed. “Help! I’m being held against my will!”

    Arnold, who is just over 5 feet tall, was stunned, and hurried to open the door. Bachmann bolted out and fled, crying, to an SUV outside. Then she called the police, saying, according to the police report, that she was “absolutely terrified and has never been that terrorized before as she had no idea what those two women were going to do to her.” The Washington County attorney, however, declined to press charges, writing in a memo, “It seems clear from the statements given by both women that they simply wanted to discuss certain issues further with Ms. Bachmann.”

    Via Pharyngula (TW for usual ableist language equating political extremism with mental illness), where they’re taking the possibility of President Bachmann more seriously than I do.

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