Monday, March 14, 2011

Michele's continued state of confusion

WITH ANOTHER PRESIDENTIAL election season upon us, it has become more apparent that Rep. Michele Bachmann, the pride of Minnesota's Republican team, can be factually challenged from time to time. But there is no greater evidence of her weakness in geography beyond the borders of her congressional district than her dense understanding of history. So let's roll the tape on her campaign appearance in New Hampshire as she told the folks:

"What I love about New Hampshire and what we have in common is our extreme love for liberty. You're the state where the shot was heard around the world in Lexington and Concord."

Help soon arrived. Sensing a disaster for a Republican sister, Sarah Palin twittered Michele to advise her that it was not New Hampshire but Montana.

All of which was a reminder of an old saying that the trouble with political jokes is that they get elected.


JLM said...

So it was the Beauty Queen Half Governor Mama Grizzly who clued Minnesota's Tea Party Princess to her gaffe? The same real common sense American who can see Russia from her house, recently referred to North Korea as the USA's ally and who, according to her handlers during the 2008 presidential campaign, did not know that Africa was a continent? That Sarah Palin? I'm willing to bet the Mama Grizzly's cub, 9 year old Piper, clued Mom in to the mistake and Mom clued Michele. It's a more credible scenario.

Mencken said...

Uh for the record, Tina Fey, not Sarah Palin said she could see Russia from her house.