Thursday, June 23, 2011

Michelle Bachmann Sits on a Wall. Before Long She'll Have a Great Fall.

That's my prediction. Now that Weinergate is a brush fire that's burned out. Now that Mrs. Palin's "Americana" Promoting Bus is back in the shed, the people who make a living telling us what is not news is news, have to fill columns and air time. So we are living in the summer of Bachmann. Ho-Ray! Shiny Thing!!!

Let me do a quick dance around the GOP Field. Romney's mostly boring. Huntsman's watch the paint dry, boring. Santorum will say stupid shit, time to time, but still, we know his lame-o act so well, it's boring. Ron Paul? We've seen that movie before. It's twice as boring now as it was last time. Herman Cain is only remotely interesting when he says racist shit, or otherwise acts like a minstrel in a bad Tambo and Bones skit. Otherwise, boring. (At least "Ambassador" Alan Keyes was mad crazy insane. He would bug out every now and then. And that makes for Must See TV.) But beyond that, he's the boring token black. And then there's Newt. Newt is so accidentally funny. But at the rate he's going he might not last the summer. Shit. He might not last the week.

So we got Bachmann.

Quoting from Huffpo:

According to Taibbi, "Bachmann is" the following:

"a religious zealot whose brain is a raging electrical storm of divine visions and paranoid delusions"
"one of the scariest sights in the entire American cultural tableau"
"the T2 skeleton posing for a passport photo"
"grandiose crazy, late-stage Kim Jong-Il crazy"
"frenetically pacing the hallways of a vast sand castle she's built [inside her own mind], unable to meaningfully communicate with the human beings on the other side of the moat, who are all presumed to be enemies."

Taibbi on Bachman.

How's that for Must See TV? But I am pretty sure she's going to blunder. She has this solid history of saying incredibly insane things, on account of the fact she really, truly believes in insane shit. And I don't just mean "The Rapture," insane stupid shit. She believes all that crazy conservative christian shit. But she also believes in an alternative reality where all that dogma is reality.

So she is going to fuck it up and fuck it up famously. If we are lucky, in the next debate. It's not even July yet, and I am well bored. I need to see someone fall off the wall. Spectacularly.

PS: Got to say this is my favorite line of the month: "Late-stage Kim Jong-Il crazy."

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