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September 14, 2011

Political Retardation: Bachmann Falls Below Gingrich, Firmly In Second Tier

Actually, that slights Gingrich, who has gained; he has risen, while she has fallen.

Sorry, but Michele Bachann's "mental retardation" like proved all the suspicions I had about her: That she is a flake, that her defining trait is not ideological integrity but personal ambition, that she was willing to toss out any sort of smelly red meat she imagined would get her cheers from a crowd, and that she sort of lives in a fantasy world of fantasy politics, distant, as Barack Obama once was, from any kind of actual responsibility or accountability.

I'm not sure if I even believe "some woman came up to her crying hysterically." I'd like details of this impromptu diagnosis Doctor Bachmann performed for this Mystery Gardasil Victim. I'd like to know, for starters, what age this poor girl was when she came down with a case of Late Onset Mental Retardation, given that the drug is only given to 11-18 year olds. I'd like to know what verification techniques the Bachmann Institute For Mentally Retarded Studies employed to ensure this case history was not, what's the word?, completely made-up.

I suspect that Doctor Bachmann didn't meet any hysterically-crying woman, but instead did a friggin' internet search herself, and came up with some (disproven, debunked, made up for a lawsuit) connection between the MMR vaccine (given to young kids) and autism, and then just made up the rest, sticking "Gardasil" in there, swapping out "autism" for "mental retardation."

This is what happens when IRS collections agents practice medicine without a license.

Surely this poor woman provided Doctor Bachmann with some kind of contact information. After all, she was praising Michele Bachmann for her novel work in Tweener Pediatrics; she probably wanted to keep in touch.

So where is this woman and her mentally-retarded tweener?

Since she wants to tell her story to the world, why does she not come forward and share it with a media that I'm sure wishes to speak with her?

Flake. Opportunist. Spotlight-seeking self-promoter. And an embarrassment.

"I read it on the Internet" is an ironic expression, expressing skepticism.

It's should not be taken, as Doctor Bachmann does, as a life motto.

Timing: Gabe points out that this poll was completed before the "mental retardation" claim, but also before the debate, in which some Perry supporters may have defected to Bachmann on this issue.

So, with a lot of information propagated since this poll, this poll may not be very relevant.

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