• Michele Bachmann Maybe Has One or Two Electability Issues

    Famous 1980s conservative person George F. Will has written a thing about who the Republicans will nominate to lose to Barack Obama in 2012. Our purpose here is not to mock this smart WaPo columnist or his often-nuanced and interesting ideas (who knew conservatives had these?) but to provide additional illuminating commentary on his work.

    See if you can tell where the Pulitzer Prize-winning commentary leaves off and the Webby Award-winning commentary begins…

    Bachmann has been propelled by three strengths: Her natural aptitude [and hateful insanity], honed by considerable practice [in equating gay people with child molesters], has made her formidable at the presentational side of politics. She has perfect pitch for the nominating electorate's passions [which include homophobia, fly-fishing, and aggressive ignorance -- Hi, MN-6!]. And she has substantive private- and public-sector experience, as a tax lawyer [her J.D. is from psycho televangelical cult compound Oral Roberts University, where they actually, seriously speak in tongues] and as a legislator on, among others, the House Intelligence Committee.

    But she also has a deficiency — indiscipline [and inherent evil] — that can, if not promptly corrected, vitiate her assets [and reveal her as a blathering lunatic]… she plunges into peripheral and utterly optional subjects she has not mastered (e.g., the Founding Fathers and slavery) [and also: everything else in the world]. Her staff, which is not ready for prime time [neither were the Moonies], is not serving as a filter to protect her from eager but misinformed supporters, and from herself.

    Because our interjections are nearly indistinguishable from Will's opinions, it is the determination of the Indecision Forever Executive Editorial Council that George F. Will should be our new superstar blogger!

    We await your W-2 form with baited breath, Sir George.

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    Tags: Christianity, Conservatives, George Will, House of Representatives, LGBT, Michele Bachmann, Minnesota, Primaries, Religion, Republicans, Washington Post


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