Michelle Bachmann Named to Intelligence Committee Seriously, Stop Laughing
Twenty four hours into his post as Speaker of the House, John Boehner has thrown a bone to the Tea Party (as well as every comedian and satirist in the country) by naming Michelle Bachmann to the National Intelligence committee. Famous for her over-the-top rants about Republican purity tests and Communist witch-hunts, Bachmann has provided a litany of factually incorrect sound-bites, and intellectually dishonest (or simply downright stupid) press releases.
Bachmann is perhaps the personification of the Tea party, know-nothing, reactionary politics. The mixture of fear, ignorance, and zealotry, which exudes from her otherwise vacuous expression, may not engender the pin-up girl attraction that Teabaggers have for Sarah Palin, but there is certainly a connection on the psychological/emotional level.