BOULDER, Colorado -- Gawker ran a nice collage this morning of all the headlines and captions used by the news media for the comments made by Minnesota Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.
The first-term representative accused Barack Obama of having "anti-American views" on Chris Matthews' Hardball on Friday. Now she is claiming that there was a "misreading of what I said."
Bachmann is truly certifiable, and this is just the latest in a long list of crazy, offensive views that she holds dear, from believing the pope to be the Antichrist to hating flourescent lightbulbs. Unfortunately, there appears to be little chance that she'll be unseated in Minnesota's 6th district - she is currently running 11 points ahead of Democratic challenger El Tinklenberg (I can't imagine he gets much traction with a name like that in pretty staunch Lutheran country). This despite the fact that there is another conservative in the race, independent Bob Anderson, who should be drawing more support away from Bachmann.
The real point here, however, is that Rep. Bachmann should not be mentioned in the same breath as Canada's greatest Mormon rock band, Bachman-Turner Overdrive. Instead, whenever you hear mention of BTO, you should think of The Alligator. What is that, you ask? It is a dance known only to residents of the Saginaw Valley of Michigan - Flint, more specifically - that is performed to the hit song "Takin' Care of Business." So the next time you're in a bar or at a wedding, and this comes on, get down on the floor and start dancing.
UPDATE: I guess I spoke too soon about Bachmann. It appears that since Friday, her Democratic challenger has raised over $1 million in campaign donations, and the Republican National Committee has pulled all of its money from Bachmann's campaign for media buys. I guess McCarthyism doesn't work!
[Gawker: We Get the BTO Joke Already, Thanks]
[Youtube: Dancing the Alligator to BTO's "Takin' Care of Business"]
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