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Matt Taibbi’s Take on Michelle Bachman

It’s always refreshing to read Taibbi, because, unlike much of the political press, he’s willing to tell the truth about candidates.  His piece about Tea Queen Michelle Bachman is just brilliant.

He describes Bachman as well as anyone ever has:

Michele Bachmann, when she turns her head toward the cameras and brandishes her pearls and her ageless, unblemished neckline and her perfect suburban orthodontics in an attempt to reassure the unbeliever of her non-threateningness, is one of the scariest sights in the entire American cultural tableau. She’s trying to look like June Cleaver, but she actually looks like the T2 skeleton posing for a passport photo.

This passage about Bachman seems eerily familiar to those of us who have followed Denny Rehberg’s career in Congress:

we all discovered — that a total absence of legislative accomplishment and a complete inability to tell the truth or even to identify objective reality are no longer hindrances to higher office.

Go read the whole piece right now. Seriously.


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About the author

Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba has been writing about Montana politics since 2005 and teaching high school English since 2000. He's a former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.
His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.
In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.


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  • Bachmann is a Koch-powered D-10 with a law degree and a license to drill. This might haunt her:

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