Previewing the 2012 election, part 2
I took 218 to work this morning as usual, enjoying the sunshine and some good tunes on 105.7 FM, and at one point casually turned to my right and noticed a large number of vans assembled by that old house next to the Grout Museum. They all appeared to be from news outlets – each vehicle was adorned with station logos and multiple antennas and satellite equipment, and several cameras were being jockeyed into position in front of a large makeshift stage in front of the house.
And then it hit me: Michele Bachmann was in town to announce her bid for the GOP nomination.
I’m not going to write about Bachmann’s positions because, well, there’s not a snowball’s chance in hell I’d actually vote for her, so her positions mean next to nothing to me. I only know, having heard her speak a few times, that she’s nuts.
If she’s anything like Iowa’s resident nitwit, Congressman Steve King, then she thinks immigrants are livestock, what happened to prisoners at Abu Ghraib was nothing more than hazing, gay marriage will end civilization as we know it (but not before putting control of our public schools in the hands of NAMBLA) and believes Al Qaeda “danced in the streets” when Obama won the presidency.
She recently stated John Wayne was from her hometown of Waterloo. Actually, John Wayne was from Winterset. She was probably thinking of John Wayne Gacy, the insane child molester and serial killer who spent part of his adult life living in Waterloo. An easy mistake to make, I suppose.
A request/ultimatum to my friends in Minnesota: please keep Michele Bachmann up there where she belongs. If we have to put up with her for much longer, we’ll have no choice but to unleash Steve King and a case of Red Bull upon Hennepin Avenue until the 2012 caucus is over.