Republican Presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann raised eyebrows and sparked mini new and old media firestorms by asserting that God has taken sides in the Democratic/Republican spending debate by sending in Hurricane Irene and last week’s East Coast earthquake.
Can you guess which side she says God took?
H-e-r-s and H-E-R party’s — funny how that usually works when people say these things.
And, also, can you guess what she said when this started surfacing as a not-helpful assertion for someone who wants to expand her base and appear more mainstream?
Correct. That it was all a joke.
P.S. God told me to do this post and to it with a bit of snark. (He gives me a list each day of what to post and which Cagle Cartoons to run on TMV).
P.S.S. The P.S. above is just a joke.
P.S.S.S. for real: I do think a lot of voters are fed up with politicians who suggest they have an inside red hotline phone to God who seemingly agrees with them and apparently listens to their favorite talk show hosts (if you can believe some of these favorite talk show hosts).
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.