January 29, 2011

Idiot of the Week: Michele Bachmann (Again)

Michele BachmannRep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is no stranger to idiocy. She caught my attention during last year's health care debate and has held it ever since. In fact, there have been many weeks where I've had to go out of my way to ignore her lest she become the perpetual honoree. But I can't ignore her this week.

As I'm sure you know, Bachmann gave a rebuttal to the official Republican rebuttal to the State of the Union address. If you missed it, you can see the video at Blogging Blue. It was an epic disaster that should (but won't) signal the end of her political career.

What you might not know is that Bachmann released a budget plan of her own before her speech in which she proposed deep cuts to veterans' benefits. Not surprisingly, veterans have come out strongly against Bachmann's proposal. I'm not in favor of either of Obama's wars, but I think most of us can agree that we owe something to those putting their lives on the line in Iraq and Afghanistan.

I really hope she runs for President in 2012.

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