GOP’s Roxie and Velma
Just as the two merry murderers were fated to team up for the finale of the musical “Chicago,” Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann are together now for a doubles act to machine-gun any remaining sense in American politics.
Ticket prices are higher, $10,000 a plate for a Bachmann reelection fundraiser, but the performances are pure Zellweger and Zeta-Jones parody.
Palin does her signature number about real people “clinging to guns and religion like the rest of us,” and adds a new chorus about the Obama nuclear initiative being like a kid in the playground who says, “Punch me in the face–I’m not going to retaliate.”
Never to be outdone in nonsense, Bachmann comes on to chirp that two years ago “I said I had very serious concerns that Barack Obama had anti-American views, and now I look like Nostradamus.”
All this is Tea Party crowd-pleasing in the “Chicago” tradition: “Give ’em the old razzle dazzle. Razzle razzle ’em. Give ’em an act with lots of flash in it and the reaction will be passionate.”
Some fans are even talking about a Palin-Bachmann ticket for 2012.