Michelle Bachmann Named to Intelligence Committee… Seriously, Stop Laughing

Twenty four hours into his post as Speaker of the House, John Boehner has thrown a bone to the Tea Party (as well as every comedian and satirist in the country) by naming Michelle Bachmann to the National Intelligence committee.  Famous for her over-the-top rants about Republican purity tests and Communist witch-hunts, Bachmann has provided a litany of factually incorrect sound-bites, and intellectually dishonest (or simply downright stupid) press releases.

Bachmann is perhaps the personification of the Tea party, know-nothing, reactionary politics.  The mixture of fear, ignorance, and zealotry, which exudes from her otherwise vacuous expression, may not engender the pin-up girl attraction that Teabaggers have for Sarah Palin, but there is certainly a connection on the psychological/emotional level.

Bachmann, who has also hinted at a run for President in 2012, will surely take this opportunity to grab more spotlight and camera time… and we will all enjoy that.

I can’t help but want to thank John Boehner for this gift.  To be able to look forward to Fox News anchors, and pundits, introducing Michelle Bachmann as an intelligence expert, is just too good to be true.  Perhaps, somewhere under that jaundiced hide, ‘Speaker Biliruben‘ likes liberals after all.

Please enjoy some of Michelle Bachmann’s greatest hits.?

A Compilation of Michele Bachmann’s Most Famous Quotes

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7 Responses to Michelle Bachmann Named to Intelligence Committee… Seriously, Stop Laughing

  1. +4 Vote -1 Vote +1Ole Ole Olson
    January 6, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    I had to check the calendar to make sure this wasn’t April Fools Day.

  2. Gilbert Mercier
    +2 Vote -1 Vote +1Gilbert Mercier
    January 6, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    There is something very odd about having the name Bachmann and the word intelligence (in any context) in the same sentence, but who knows may be she just gives the first Orange American Speaker of the House a hard on.

    • Vote -1 Vote +1Howling Winds
      January 13, 2011 at 2:10 pm

      Okay Gilbert, fess up. Tell us about your formal education. Can you make a claim to having a greater formal education than Bachmann’s? Since you have no problem with taking Mrs. Bachmann to task on her intelligence, you shouldn’t be offended when someone ask you to prove your own….

  3. +4 Vote -1 Vote +1Lisa
    January 6, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Hysterical! Especially as she goes on and on about “carbon dioxide!” LOLz!!! OMG who does her research? Who writes her speeches?! A 4th grader? None of her points were factual. What a joke…how can anyone, even teagaggers, look up to this woman and appoint her to the Intelligence Committee? Aren’t they afraid she’ll let slip some vital intel? For that matter, aren’t they afraid she won’t be able to comprehend the subject matter?!

  4. Vote -1 Vote +1Kevin
    January 7, 2011 at 10:36 am

    I’m sure this is the GOP leadership’s attempt to shut her up. Much of the Intelligence Committee’s work involves classified information that she’s not allowed to talk about.

  5. Vote -1 Vote +1G'Mama
    January 8, 2011 at 7:07 am

    This really made my day…rich ppl will be showing up on milk cartons….lmao!!

  6. Vote -1 Vote +1Howling Winds
    January 13, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Michele Bachmann is or was an attorney and has at least three college degrees. I’m curious Liam. Your bio doesn’t mention anything about your education, assuming you have one. Why is that? I just think that anyone who questions the intelligence of another should have to prove they are any better. Can you?

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