Michele Bachmann’s Youthful Indiscretion
We know this gives her too much credit, but we can’t help imagine the gentleharpy from Minnesota as Anakin Skywalker:
Q: You’ve been described as Democrats’ Public Enemy No. 1. How do you feel about being a target?
A: In being forceful and fighting for the positions that I’m standing for, I obviously must pose a threat for liberals advancing their agenda. I say that because I grew up a Democrat in a Democrat family. My husband and I both worked on Jimmy Carter’s presidential campaign. The first time I ever came to Washington was to dance at Walter Mondale’s inaugural ball. It was a thrill for my husband and me, and we were both happy to work on behalf of Walter Mondale and Jimmy Carter. We really believed in them when we were in college. So in some ways I don’t understand why the Democratic Party would be opposed to me, because I stand for the same values that my parents stood for when we were Democrats.
Wait — Jimmy Carter? In Michele’s defense, she was 20 in 1976, and we all have moments we’d sooner forget from our college days. But if she needs a reminder why we love her so, here’s the interview that put her on the map — the one where she demanded that Congresscritters be investigated to “find out, are they they are pro-America or anti-America?”