The foregoing is not why I decided to talk about Michele. We all know that there are millions of Michele Bachmann's in the U.S., and their thought process is virtually identical as if they were all created from the same cookie cutter, imbued with a few cliches and then sent on their way to turn the American public schools into an Americanized version of the Madrasas.
What caught my attention recently was her interview with Chris Matthews. In that interview, she questioned whether Obama has "anti-American views" and called for an investigation into whether members of Congress were "pro-America or anti-America".CQ Politics | Self-inflicted Wound Puts Bachmann in Jeopardy
This is a quote: "The news media should do a penetrating expose and take a look. I wish they would. I wish the American media would take a great look at the views of the people in Congress and find out are they pro-America or anti-America. I think people would love to see an expose like that,” she said.
This is basically the same tact that Sarah is taking on the campaign trail, although Sarah is a tad more subtle and possibly more intellingent than Michele. McCain, Palin turn to risky politics :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Mary MitchellSusie Hoeller: Sarah Palin -- A Demagogue in a Skirt
Now, I voted for Lamar Alexander (R) for the U.S. Senate in Tennessee. Generally, I view Lamar as an intelligent conservative. What exactly is Michele Bachmann? She has a great deal in common with Sarah.
I noticed a comment that has been repeatedly uttered by Sarah recently that her "faith in God" has been mocked in the campaign.Palin: Faith, God in General has been Mocked Through this Campaign - The Brody File: David Brody Blog - CBN News She did not give an example and I am not aware of one. I would submit that these kind of comments have at its source the same chip of the shoulder complex that caused Michele to resign from the school board, both have the mind set that any criticism of their policies is an attack on their religious beliefs. Or, possibly, Sarah's repeated incantation of this remark is just a cynical political maneuver to make evangelicals angry so they would be motivated to vote in the election.