"It’s like the guy that walks around with an open container of cheese, you know those little string-cheese deals, in his pocket. Everyone’s walking around trying to figure out, ‘Where’s that smell coming from? You stink you stink.’ And everyone knows who stinks, they’re just trying to figure out why that individual stinks. Well, go look. But that individual’s walking around with their nose in their air like they’re all that and a bag chips. And she doesn’t realize everybody’s lookin’ at her, like, ‘Lady, you stink.’"
We’ve been following this whole presidential race pretty closely, and honestly can’t remember Michele Bachmann pouring scalding hot tea all over a gaggle of reporters, or killing Chris Wallace of Fox News with a snowflake Not saying it didn’t happen. We just don’t remember.
Michele Bachmann’s Big Problem(s): Why Iowa Win Isn’t Good for Her Career
Bachmann’s truth-o-meter is almost a carbon copy of Palin’s. The only reason her numbers aren’t higher is that she consistently repeats the same lies over and over (perhaps hoping the will come true). Fortunately for us, not her, the internet doesn’t forget these statements and they will be there, easily searchable, for every one to find. Even as she and Marcus begin to deny and backpedal statements. She is now moving in to what the media and voters consider intentional lies (not that she wasn’t intentionally lying prior to the win).
Additionally, this spotlight means that there is a good chance the “23 children” she raised will want to be contacted; people will try to find them and people will want to know why she, after only 8 years, stopped being a foster parent. For her, this should be a concern because she was only authorized for 8 years. 23 kids; 8 years. This will probably prove to be one of the worst lies for her campaign, as more people investigate it and report we will find out that she had most of them in her home only for a few months since foster services don’t place more than 4 in a home at once. Not that 8 years is considered to be “raising”, any way.
Lastly, Bachmann, as Pawlently lovingly pointed out, has a record of failed amendments. What he forgot to mention is the failed bills along with it. She has literally done nothing in her 5 years in the House of Representatives.
This, in the end, is what will bring the Bachmann camp down. I believe it will also have a large impact on her re-election in to the House as well.
You show an impressive faith in people’s ability to care about facts.
(Relax, we feel that way most of the time, too. It’s why we do what we do.)