First Governor Goodhair, now Crazy Eyes:
Michele Bachmann is practically synonymous with political controversy, and if the 2008 presidential election is any guide, the conservative Lutheran church she belonged to for many years is likely to add another chapter due to the nature of its beliefs — such as its assertion, explained and footnoted on this website, that the Roman Catholic Pope is the Antichrist.
So, the governing body of a church that Bachmann once attended has some unkind things to say about the Pope. This is relevant, how?
And no, “payback for Jeremiah Wright” is not an answer. If we’re to be Outraged! by cheap guilt-by-association tactics on one side, it doesn’t help the cause to indulge them on the other.
Political spouses, on the other hand, are fair game. If we’re amused by Mr. Palin and Mr. Bachmann and Mrs. Justice Thomas and Mrs. Gingrich III, then we’re formally obligated to be amused when Mrs. Obama is finally revealed to be the Black Nationalist that everybody hopes she is. You’ll know the game’s afoot when Mr. Obama gets caught wearing a skinny black bow tie.
And besides, Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry aren’t lacking for plenty of legitimate excuses to despise them. Politics may be bloodsport in Our Exceptional Nation, but even bloodsport has rules.
On the other hand, if this causes a consternation among her followers, then we’re all for it. After all, they’re the only ones who cared about Jeremiah Wright in the first place.