Michele Bachmann Too Crazy for the Right?
Greg Sargent notes that Michele Bachmann’s speech last night wasn’t just irritating to liberals — GOP aides are also annoyed that CNN aired Bachmann’s incoherent response.
GOP aides are unhappy with the decision, because it risks making the opposition look conflicted — as if the two are trying to upstage one another — muddling GOP efforts to offer a unified response.
“CNN is basically inventing a conflict that doesn’t really exist,” a GOP aide emails. “It’s not responsible journalism.”
And it’s not just the GOP. A Tea Party group from Bachmann’s own state is slamming her too:
Please call Michele Bachmann’s Office and tell her that she does not speak for the Tea Party. Michele has announced she will be giving the ‘Tea Party Response’ to the President’s State of the Union Address. The Tea Party Patriots Organization is a grass roots organization. One person has no right to speak for the whole organization.