Saturday, March 12, 2011
"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. And you put a marker in the ground and paid with the blood of your ancestors the very first price that had to be paid to make this the most magnificent nation that has ever arisen in the annals of man in 5,000 years of recorded history." - U.S. Representative and Tea Party Ringleader Michele Bachmann, speaking to the Republican Liberty Caucus in Nashua, New Hampshire today.
Yeah, so, Lexington and Concord are in Massachusetts, as you might remember.
What I love about this story is that it's not only a chance to take a totally warranted swipe at Michele Bachmann -- and, you know, practice makes perfect! But this particular flub is extra sweet because it tells us that no one on Team Bachmann knows what the hell is going on. Because not only did they miss it once, but they missed it twice: Bachman made the same mistake the night before while speaking to a group of GOP members in Concord. If none of them caught this mistake then it's safe to assume that they can't manage a presidential campaign. And that, my friends, is a very important comfort right now; one of Bachmann's closest advisers told ABC News on Friday, “I’d be surprised if she didn’t run.” Yeah, that's fucking great. So, how about this: let's not correct her on the whole New Hampshire/Massachusetts mix-up, okay? Let's just let her keep doing what she's doing. If the fact that Bachmann is anti-gay, anti-Muslim, anti-believing in global warming, anti-public service, and anti-making any fucking sense isn't enough to keep people from voting for her, then maybe the fact that she couldn't pass a third-grade quiz on the states will. I mean, Jeezus.
Michele Bachmann Mangles Revolutionary History [HuffPost]