Monday, June 27, 2011

Michele Bachmann is In -- Updated

And in the interests of providing for Michele Bachmann the best chances of winning it all your humble blogger prays she heeds his advice. This advice is worth far more than all money I could ever raise for her.


One hour and 15 minutes after I posted this advice, I received the following email. The sender, an old friend in public relations, was attempting to gloat that his profession was already on the job preparing to attack Mrs. Bachmann on every thing she ever said or had done.
From NYT piece on Michelle Bachmann announcing her candidacy today in Waterloo, Iowa:

”John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa,” Mrs. Bachmann told Fox News’ Carl Cameron in an interview. “That’s the kind of spirit that I have, too.”

The actor was actually born in Winterset, Iowa, which is about 150 miles southwest of Waterloo. It was John Wayne Gacy, known as the killer clown who raped and murdered 33 teen-age boys in the 1970s, who had lived in Waterloo.
This flub has precisely the sought of flawed earmark one finds on cute ideas originating with Ed Rollins. Mind you -- I do not KNOW that Ed Rollins was the source of the misinformation that slipped out during this interview, but it is the kind of mistake to which he has previously contributed.

Remember where you heard this warning. Anyone who is close to Mrs. Bachmann or knows someone who has her best interests at heart, should point her to this post. I am not clairvoyant -- I simply have a pretty good judge of character, and good historical evidence backed up the warning I posted before I knew of this particular flub.


  1. Bachmann appears to have a good head on her shoulders, so her holding on to any one staff member (senior or otherwise) after the evidence indicates they are detrimental to your campaign, would seem to go against that. However, we don't know the real history behind the pairing up of these two, do we? This could be "payback" (for Rollins), or there could be a genuine positive working relationship between the two.

    This is not to say that you are quite correct in your assessment of him. And I agree he should go. On the other side of this issue, who would (or should) be his replacement?

    Oh, and one final note. As I have mentioned elsewhere (and will continue to do so) Bachmann/Santorum for 2012!

  2. Bachmann/Santorum for 2012. How can we fit Cain in there also?

  3. Cain as Chief of Staff perhaps? Pailin as Sec of Interior, Bolton as Sec of State, West as Sec Def? Just thinking of the cuff here, YMMV.

  4. Bolton at State? That'd serve the functional equivalent of hiring Jim Delay before he went into politics. Keep dreaming Guy. Let's have him confirmed without resorting to a recess appointment this time.


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