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Is Michele Bachmann The New Palin?

Is Michele Bachmann The New Palin?

Tomorrow is the beginning of our month without Sarah Palin, and I need to get one thing off my chest before I stop talking.  Much like a smoker who eats too much when trying to quit, I think I’m replacing my Palin fixation with a Michele Bachmann crutch.

It’s not just me, of course.  As Meghan McCain stated last week after the State of the Union, Bachmann is being seen by many as a “poor man’s Sarah Palin.” Much like Palin, she’s almost always good for a gaffe or a crazy quote.  And sometimes, the stories just seem to write themselves

Obviously, I’m not the only person who is making the Palin/Bachmann exchange.  Others seem to find the ex-Governor and the current Minnesota Congresswoman interchangeable.

Via the Sun Sentinel:

[Bachmann] shoots her mouth off and thinks later, which seems to be the template for tea party success. It worked for Sarah Palin for a long time, although Palin’s whiney “I was a victim of the mean press, blah, blah, blah” screed after the Arizona  shootings seemed to turn off a lot of people.

Palin has been able to shoot off her mouth on virtually anything since she up and quit as governor of Alaska. It’s called “no retribution.” All she’s had to do is rake in the money, and talk to her softball interviewers at Fox, who still reverentially call her “governor” even though she decided being an ex-governor was more lucrative.

Bachmann, for all her foibles, still has to answer to voters. That probably makes her a better face of the tea party these days.

I’ll be going cold turkey on Palin starting tomorrow.  I promise to try hard not to gorge on Bachmann coverage as a way to fill up my “quirky politician” plate in the dry month ahead.

After all, she’s a lot of empty calories, too.

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9:17PM PST on Feb 6, 2011

I said no. I need the amusement. :)

3:34AM PST on Feb 2, 2011

Is Nancy Pelosi the wicked witch of the west?

12:52AM PST on Feb 2, 2011

There are millions of intelligent women in the US so please quit focusing on the chowder heads. My apologies to all chowders.

I find it amazing that anyone would bother to stick a mike in front of the stupidest Americans possible. Does the news media think that it is involved in Leno's Jay Walking?

6:08PM PST on Feb 1, 2011

No Palin, no Bachman, no Angle, no O'Donnell. Why do you have this compulsion to report on stupid women who are a disgrace to their gender? WE DON'T WANT TO READ ABOUT THEM.

4:50PM PST on Feb 1, 2011

HEAVEN FORBID!!!

2:41PM PST on Feb 1, 2011

YES,YES,YES Give us a break from both of them!!!

1:51PM PST on Feb 1, 2011

The difference between Palin and Bachmann is that Bachmann is a sitting member of Congress, and founder and leader of the Tea Party Caucus in Congress. She gets to propose and to vote on legislation that would affect all Americans. Palin does not have this power, just a big mouth. On this basis, it is hard to ignore Bachmann.

1:29PM PST on Feb 1, 2011

Thanks for this one as I needed the laugh :)

Be Blessed! Stay Blessed!
Peace, Love and Light ;-)

12:55PM PST on Feb 1, 2011

Karen/Edward, don't be so naive as to think that stupidity isn't dangerous. Most of the cruel politicians are stupid too. They often go hand in hand, and Palin is definitely proficient in the ways of manipulation.

12:54PM PST on Feb 1, 2011

With the stupid gun laws and moronic politicians such as this virago, the beautiful USA has finally lost its marbles.

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