It's one thing for Michele Bachmann to go around saying stupid things that amuse us all. But every now and then she crosses into vile Palinesque territory, seeking to cravenly exploit fears and hatreds in a manner that only poisons the way many Americans already feel about their Muslim fellow countrymen. And lately she's become the object of a new firestorm in Congress for McCarthy-style accusations of Islamist infiltration into the organs of the federal government.
Somehow, Republicans thought it would be hilariously ironic to put Bachmann on the House Intelligence Committee. Yes, ha ha guys, we get the joke--but Rep. Bachmann clearly didn't. And now she thinks she's protecting us from the Islamist Brotherhood, particularly the machinations of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's top aide, and KNOWN MUSLIM, Huma Abedin. Ms. Abedin, we should note, managed to get a security clearance despite her clearly Mohametan-worshipping background. I agree that crazy things can happen--voters in Minnesota managed to elect a mentally disturbed woman to Congress, several times!
Abedin, I'll note, is also married to Anthony "How's This For An Ironic Last Name?" Weiner, the disgraced former congressman who tweeted a shot of his junk to some young female fan. I mention this because last I checked, Weiner is still Jewish and a strong Israel supporter. I'm not aware of any Islamist agents clever enough to fake their way into a marriage with a guy like that but oh man what if this was all just a clever ruse and Abedin was behind the scandal to get Weiner disgraced we're through the looking glass here people! This is just too fiendish to contemplate, so maybe we should be glad we have a full time idiot like Bachmann on the case.
John McCain, to his credit, stood up for Ms. Abedin and shamed Rep. Bachmann for this "investigation", which is not only the right thing to do but also necessary to help make up for his pick of Sarah Palin for VP four years ago (which goes down as his most embarrassing public act, which says something for a man who was also one of the Keating Five). I hope more Republicans do so.