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Bachmann Running For President

Well, now there are two Minnesotans in the 2012 race, despite the fact that the Constitution strictly states that no Minnesotan will ever reach office higher than vice president. Michele Bachmann, three-term congresswoman with no accomplishments beyond an ability to enrage Chris Matthews, will form an exploratory committee.

She plans on forming the committee in the early summer, but she could move sooner if debate organizers tell her she needs to be a formal candidate to participate, because she is just doing this to be on television.

A presidential run might lead the press to dig into Bachmann's weird past. While her every idiotic statement shoots across the Internet at lightning speed, no one has seriously examined her gradual shift from anti-gay small-town bigot evangelical Christian social-con to national Tea Partying Constitution-studying Ron Paul acolyte. And maybe someone at a debate (Newt?) will bring up the fact that Bachmann once belonged to a church that literally considers the pope to be the Antichrist. That'd be good for a laugh.

The one nice thing about Bachmann doing this is that it means it will be even harder for poor Tim Pawlenty to get any press attention.

Source: Salon, CNN


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machineist 24th-Mar-2011 08:32 pm (UTC)
Well, at least we're in for some lols, ONTDP.
ceilidh_ann 24th-Mar-2011 08:32 pm (UTC)
*rubs hands with glee* This'll provide satirists with enough material to last until the inevitable dawning of the apocalypse!
martydressler 24th-Mar-2011 08:33 pm (UTC)
I saw this at the same time this popped up on my Twitter feed:

I think Derpyhooves is trying to tell me something.
bmh4d0k3n 24th-Mar-2011 08:56 pm (UTC)
Lol, beautiful!
wolfinthenight 24th-Mar-2011 08:38 pm (UTC)
redstar826 24th-Mar-2011 08:38 pm (UTC)
well, this should be entertaining
squid_ink 24th-Mar-2011 08:40 pm (UTC)
devilstay 24th-Mar-2011 08:44 pm (UTC)
There should be a tag that reads 'This is why we will NEVER EVER IN OUR LIVES have nice things', simply because while it may seem amusing now, wait until she gets a big following that scars us. It always happens, crazy person wants to become President, we laugh, then we cry because even if she don't make it, the media will cover her like flies on honey and we will never get proper news again. The End.

It really sucks. So I'll cry now, so I can laugh later.
devilstay 24th-Mar-2011 08:49 pm (UTC)
scare* but it will properly scar us too.
illusivevenstar 24th-Mar-2011 08:45 pm (UTC)
this is going to be good.
letsgtsomeshoes 24th-Mar-2011 08:47 pm (UTC)
Oh god. That means I'll have to suffer through more crazy eyes staring at me wen I watch the news.
ms_mmelissa 24th-Mar-2011 10:04 pm (UTC)
o/t but I love your icon. So pretty!
popehippo 24th-Mar-2011 08:47 pm (UTC)
The optimistic part of me is cackling with amusement.

The cynical part of me is filled with dread.
victorialupin 24th-Mar-2011 08:53 pm (UTC)
This is me, pretty much.
sunoftheskye 24th-Mar-2011 08:49 pm (UTC)
baked_goldfish 24th-Mar-2011 08:51 pm (UTC)
I was coming here to submit this with the exact same subject line.
chaya 24th-Mar-2011 08:57 pm (UTC)
morningapproach 24th-Mar-2011 08:58 pm (UTC)
wait, why does the constitution say that no Minesotan can run for president?
mollywobbles867 24th-Mar-2011 09:03 pm (UTC)
It doesn't. They're joking.
sparkindarkness 24th-Mar-2011 09:01 pm (UTC)
Oh this is going to be good. Pass the popcorn
piepiracy314 24th-Mar-2011 09:04 pm (UTC)
I fucking LOVE election season.
purple01_prose 24th-Mar-2011 10:08 pm (UTC)
Watching this .gif while listening to "I Hope I Get It" from A Chorus Line is lulzy to the first degree.

/attempted humor is attempted?
layweed 24th-Mar-2011 09:09 pm (UTC)
Brb going to form an exploratory committee of my own, despite having not accomplished anything either.
fenris_lorsrai 24th-Mar-2011 09:13 pm (UTC)
New Hamphsire and Iowa ONTD_P residents, we are counting on YOU to scan and post any crazy shit that gets mailed to you as being the states where the crazy outbreak will start. Because the only thing more batshit than TV ads is the shit they mail to locals. It's the motherlode of crazy.

Mailings from Bachman's may cause your mailbox to implode.
ladyofshalott06 24th-Mar-2011 10:03 pm (UTC)
ohhhmandy 24th-Mar-2011 09:15 pm (UTC)

/brb, stocking up on popcorn
salienne 24th-Mar-2011 09:20 pm (UTC)
Yeah... good luck with that bb.
threeatatimejay 24th-Mar-2011 09:20 pm (UTC)
Bachmann/Palin 2012. Calling it now...
seagullsong 24th-Mar-2011 09:32 pm (UTC)
I think I've read that fanfic...
abee 24th-Mar-2011 09:26 pm (UTC)
rauduskoivu 24th-Mar-2011 09:29 pm (UTC)
lunchy 24th-Mar-2011 09:40 pm (UTC)
lickety_split 24th-Mar-2011 09:44 pm (UTC)
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