*tap tap* Is this thing on? Pump up the bass. Thank you.
"MICHELE BACHMANN, THIS IS GOD CALLING. I WANT YOU TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT."
Talk about a political draft. In an interview with World Net Daily, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) was asked whether she would ever run for President -- and she replied that she would do it if God calls her to it:"If I felt that's what the Lord was calling me to do, I would do it," she answered. "When I have sensed that the Lord is calling me to do something, I've said yes to it. But I will not seek a higher office if God is not calling me to do it. That's really my standard.
"If I am called to serve in that realm I would serve," she concluded, "but if I am not called, I wouldn't do it."
"NO, REALLY, MICHELE, I WANT YOU TO DO IT. I'M CALLING YOU TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT. AND I WANT YOU TO CHOOSE SARAH PALIN AS YOUR RUNNING MATE. YOU ARE TWO PEAS IN A POD."
Heh. No kidding.
The Democratic challenger to Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has ample material with which to mount a campaign -- from Bachmann's call for an investigation into anti-Americanism in Congress to her bizarre insistence that the Obama White House wants to put America on an international currency.
But in an interview with the Huffington Post, Minnesota State Sen. Tarryl Clark had a pithier message: Michelle Bachmann was Sarah Palin before Sarah Palin was Sarah Palin.
"For many in Minnesota, when Sarah Palin came on the scene it seemed like she was Alaska's Michelle Bachmann," Clark told the Huffington Post. "They seem to share some similarities."
Bachmann/Palin 2012 - can you just imagine the comic potential? We absolutely must set up our best voice synthesizers, practice our best imitation of Vox Dei, and give Michele a call.
(Tip o' the shot glass to Greg Sargent)