Friday, September 16, 2011

Michele Bachmann’s Closest Advisor Is Whoever She Talked To Last

The New York Times has a cute piece sort of attempting to “figure out” what is wrong with Michele Bachmann that makes her spout irrational nonsense with the clockwork frequency of a regular bowel movement. We automatically assumed it is because she is actually insane, based on evidence, but maybe, for journalism fun, there is another side to the story?

Michele’s problem, according to the Times, is that she is constantly crowd-sourcing her opinions: “People close to the campaign, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Mrs. Bachmann is often influenced by the last person she speaks with on an issue rather than maintaining discipline in communicating a message.” Huh, well, going around repeating the things randomly selected Americans claimed to be true would certainly have the effect of making one sound insane. READ MORE »

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