When Bad Things Happen to Bad People.

Someone, Palin? Perry? (feel free to speculate) has planted a story about Michele B at The Daily Caller that would raise serious doubts regarding her capacity to compete for the Republican nomination. Strangely, it’s not the crazy but something else; something we here at Stinque had never heard of before: migraines.

It seems la cagna pazzo pazzo suffers from migraines in a big way and for the first time I find myself actually feeling some sort of weird, creepy, somewhat shamefaced, pity/sympathy for the creature — because I would truly not wish that on anyone. Having become, for the first time, human to me — or something approaching it — I find it hard to gloat. If there’s one thing that musical theatre teaches us it is this: When you get right down to it, we’re all on pink contracts.

From the story (I provide the linque but don’t bitch at me for what you find) it would seem that she does not know how to properly medicate herself. Again, not for the crazy but the pain. If I wanted to be unkind I might suggest that she tells Marcus to switch his brand of nail polish on account of the fumes… But I won’t.

However, the larger point (as the bishop said to the actress) would seem to be how could she possibly be president when she would be incapacitated a good part of the time?

Oh. She’s a Republican. I just answered my own question.


Sounds like a sign from god! She should desist her retarditude!

I get migraines but I’m lucky, they’re not the really awful kind that require being shut up in a dark room. They only occasionally fuck up my vision, and I’ve only had one that made me puke. So does this mean I can be president?

@karen marie has her eyes tight shut: You’ve got my vote.

The hubby went through an absolutely terrible time with them. I found a place called the New England Headache Clinic where he learned how to take drugs properly (I know) and also biofeedback. He hasn’t had one for years.

This is one of those things I’ll rant on because I’ve seen it…

People get migraines, I get that (I don’t get headaches often.) What sends me flying off the handle is the idea that someone this emotionally weak is even allowed to run for what is the most serious job in the world.

You don’t have to be the smartest person but it helps.
You don’t have to be the most caring person but it doesn’t always help.
You don’t have to be the most talented person, but it helps.
You lose your shit at the drop of a hat because you’re under the gun? No fucking way I’m following you.

That is why I don’t trust my housemate to plan anything. He throws a fucking tantrum like a spoiled brat whenever something doesn’t go his way. I’ve seen it happen way too many times to give him a benefit of the doubt. And when he inevitably screws up, he blames everyone but himself.

Sadly, I’ve seen senior managers at work do pretty much the same although not as bad but the consequences are much worse (see Nortel, bankruptcy of.)

It’s a confidence killer. Losing one’s shit tells me that person is incapable of doing anything when things are rough (as they inevitably get whether you’re running a manufacturing team, volunteer group, a platoon, a business or a nation.) Those who aren’t good at it seem to to think it helps. I can tell you it doesn’t.

@ManchuCandidate: I think it was perfectly clear she doesn’t have what it takes to run for any office. The migraines just seal the deal.

Surely a thirty-year diet of aspirin, bible study, diet Coke, self-contradictory, sadistic political and religious beliefs, as well as fistfulls of narcotic pain relievers couldn’t have anything to do with this.

I’ve been dealing with frequent, sometimes debilitating migraines for 5 years now and have only recently been able to get the frequency down to 2/month. I feel terrible for her. Hopefully, she can find a doctor who can manage the pain better than whatever asshole is “treating” her now.

/no snark

What kills me about the whole Bachmann business is that there’s even room for the “scandals” (is Marcus or isn’t he? also, too, this). The stuff she’s said and done ON THE RECORD should be enough, in a sane world, to make a run for the presidency utterly untenable.

The more interesting part of this, for me at least, is how the GOP establishment seems terrified that she’s another Christine O’Donnell/Sharron Angle too kraaaayzeee for prime time candidate and is working preemptively to destroy her. And yet she’s got loads of cred with the Christine O’Donnell/Sharron Angle too kraaaayzeee for prime time candidate loving Tea Party faithful, so they establishment’s got to walk on eggs on this one.

Frankly, I’m giving Rick Perry about an 80% chance of getting in the race, and at least a 50% chance of winning the whole thing if he does. And assuming he does win, 2012-2016 is going to look a lot like 1929-1939. We’ll all be remembering the economic climate of 2008-2012 as the “good times.”

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: See my earlier comment. That pain center was quite wonderful. You must have one near you.

@Serolf Divad: Please. I’m trying to ignore the obvious here.

Crooks & Liars reckon it was placed by Rove to stop her campaign now.

@Serolf Divad:

Don’t know where I first read this – it might have been here and I am being repetitive – But my favorite quote on Perry is attributed to Paul Begala:

“Perry may be the perfect candidate for those Republicans who viewed George W. Bush as just a little too cerebral.”

Perry ups ante for macho cred, poses with grenade launcher. (Really.)

I guess it’s about time for Romney to be seen with his ol’ shotgun, which is probably a $6,000 custom 12 gauge over/under with hunting scenes engraved on the side.

Seems more like overcompensation for the gay rumors and his well known record of chickenhawkery.

@ManchuCandidate: Here’s the Ruger LCP .380 auto that Perry used to smoke that coyote. Definite needed to upgrade to some Real Man hardware. (Note: The Governor’s gun was probably not pink.)

@libertarian tool: Put a twang to that quote and it could be almost Ivinsesque.

@Benedick HRH KFC: Thanks. I’m doing pretty well right now with my neurologist. I’m gonna wait until I get health insurance again before I start shopping for alternate treatments.

@redmanlaw: That’s the same gun the AZ state senator pointed at the local reporter last month.

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: Let me know and I’ll try to locate something near you. Not at all new agey. Very practical and sensible and didn’t charge outrageous amounts.

He does say that biofeedback was the single best thing he tried. Now I’ll stop nagging.

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: They sold a ton of those things when they were introduced. I held out for the slightly bigger single stack 9mm Ruger LC9 , which shoots an actual defensive round unlike the LCP’s marginal .380, although I’d hate to be hit with either of them, especially in a hollow point.

@TJ/ Jamie Sommers /TJ: My wife has gotten her migraines under control. Ping me in the clubhouse and I can discuss.

Not to be a fly in the ointment, but isn’t this argument just a variation of the “Menstruation Makes Women Bad Choices For Leadership Roles” meme without the sexism?

I hate her too, but there’s a hole in the logic here.

@Dodgerblue: Weeeeedddd!!!!!

@Tommmcatt Be Fat, And That Be That: Not at all. Migraines this bad, coming this often, are debilitating in the extreme: whether it be a man or a woman who is having them. Which is not to say that I don’t think they can be worked around but it seems that the religious right don’t. Plus, I thought it most interesting that the story was floated on a right wing blog as a way to derail her campaign.

@redmanlaw: I saw a one-man show recently starring Lalo’s son. He talked about how tough it was to be the son of a legend, and be gay.

@Dodgerblue: Yes, our kids will all have tough acts to follow.

/polishes nails on shirt

@Benedick HRH KFC: They just want to anoint Rick Perry king. They’ll say anything that they think gets them closer to that.

My wife used to take all sorts of meds for migraines. Once her allergies were under control they pretty much stopped. She still gets headaches but no more blindness episodes.

Has anyone stepped up to fill Molly Ivin’s shoes wrt Texas bred politicians? I like Nick Anderson but cartoons just don’t fill the void.

Paul Begala is a riot. I wish he had a regular gig like Bill Maher.

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