Michele Bachmann's Closest Advisor Is Whoever She Talked To Last
The New York Times has a cutepiece sort of attempting to "figure out" what is wrong with Michele Bachmann that makes her spout irrational nonsense with the clockwork frequency of a regular bowel movement. We automatically assumed it is because she is actually insane, based on evidence, but maybe, for journalism fun, there is another side to the story? Michele's problem, according to the Times, is that she is constantly crowd-sourcing her opinions: "People close to the campaign, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Mrs. Bachmann is often influenced by the last person she speaks with on an issue rather than maintaining discipline in communicating a message." Huh, well, going around repeating the things randomly selected Americans claimed to be true would certainly have the effect of making one sound insane.
Why does she just go around doing this, repeating whatever people say, like her recent batshit crazy story about the lady who claimed the HPV vaccine made her daughter "suffer mental retardation" even though this is 120% false?
“Mrs. Bachmann’s an emotional person who basically has great feeling for people,” [former Bachmann campaign manager Ed Rollins] added.
Emotions! People! So there you have it. Michele Bachmann sounds insane because most of America is insane, and she is just repeating our own insanity back to us, to connect with us. That is deep. [NYT]