Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann is either showing incredible ignorance or an attempt to rewrite history. In this video she seems to have forgotten — or chosen not to mention — a teenie-weenie thing called the “Civil War.” Watch it (and get ready for some try to play defense attorney with her comments because in politics these days you always defend your own political sports team):
She will be delivering a Tea Party answer to Barack Obama’s speech tonight. SURELY the Tea Party must have a better spokesperson than her.
Joe Gandelman is a former fulltime journalist who freelanced in India, Spain, Bangladesh and Cypress writing for publications such as the Christian Science Monitor and Newsweek. He also did radio reports from Madrid for NPR’s All Things Considered. He has worked on two U.S. newspapers and quit the news biz in 1990 to go into entertainment. He also has written for The Week and several online publications, did a column for Cagle Cartoons Syndicate and has appeared on CNN.