“When will we impeach him and get him out of the way? We should be…”
“Well, I’ll tell you, I’ll tell you, I agree, I agree…”
Lather. Rinse. Repeat.
Via CNN, we find out that once again she listened to someone who told her something that she felt compelled to share and by doing so, gave it her unique stamp of approval:
Seconds later, Bachmann did what she’s done before: repeat something she’d heard as fact.
“I was talking with a businessman this morning up in Minneapolis,” she said. “And he was up in Williston, North Dakota, where the Bakken oil field is producing.”
“Someone told me that last year that North Dakota was the only nation that actually was running a surplus. And it’s because they’re utilizing their natural energy resources,” Bachmann added.
The congresswoman calling North Dakota a “nation” was clearly misspeaking. But more glaring: North Dakota was one of four states to run a surplus last year.
Bachmann campaign spokeswoman Alice Stewart responded to CNN’s questions about the statement, saying, “The point Michele was making is that the country and states would benefit by legalizing all energy production and not picking winners and losers, as President Obama did with Solyndra. She disagrees with the president on energy – while he views it in terms of environmental policy, she views it in terms of economic policy.”
See? She didn’t really mean it. And by that Stewart meant that Bachmann can babble anything that dribbles out of her corn dog lovin’ mouth, quote people who may or may not actually exist to make points that could endanger lives, and dismissively and blithely go on her merry way as if nothing happened.