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December 28, 2011

Freakshow: Bachmann Co-Chair Endorses Ron Paul; Bachmann Cries Payoff, Bribery

I don't know if this is just Republicans, or all partisans, but anyway, we've long tolerated freaks and hucksters and now the chickens are all coming home to roost.

But Bachmann's former co-chair at least is in great company.

I keep hearing that "all that matters is the ideology" but I know for an absolute fact this is in no way true in any aspect of my life: I might prefer a friend to share my politics, but at day's end, my fondness for him as a person trumps political considerations. I might have a tiny preference that my accountant be a Republican, but when it comes to trusting someone with my money, honesty and reputation count and ideology simply does not. And the ability to do simple arithmetic and comprehend tax laws would be a nice bonus, too.

But some just continue murmuring "ideology, ideology" as they embrace one goof or freak after the next.

This is the Stupid Party. I'm sorry, it is. And some of us are so addicted to Losing Righteously we're pretty much dead-set on doing so. So we can squawk for for years about how uncorrupted by actual political responsibility or power we are, and sing pretty speeches to each other, and applaud, applaud, applaud.

The Hell With Iowa: Sorry, fellers, we gave you the keys to the jeep, and you crashed it.

We've got one rule about crashing the jeep, which is: Don't crash the jeep.

Now we're giving the keys to someone else.


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