Saturday, October 25, 2008

GOP Succubus Bachmann Says "I Have Sinnned" (Sort Of)

A penitent Michelle Bachmann releases a new campaign ad, now embroiled in a too-close-to-call Congressional race in Minnesota after asking the press to conduct an investigation into the anti-American views held by certain members of Congress and Barack Obama:

"We can embrace government as the answer for our problems, or we can choose freedom or liberty. I may not always get my words right, but I know that my heart is right. Because my heart is for you, for your children, and for the blessings of liberty to remain for our great country."

Not very contrite, Michelle. And I'd say it's style over substance if it had any style.

During the past eight years, have any words been more lightly tossed around or treated with more contempt and left for dead than "freedom" and "liberty." They've become the calling cards for government's failure.

"A word is elegy to what it signifies" - Robert Hass

I hope these once great words serve not as requiem of that already signified, but as the bright promise of future meaning yet to be denoted.

10 days. Vote.


Pat Bateman said...

GOP has pulled all funding for Bachmann's campaign, by the way. She's out there on her own now, and the Dems have reportedly stepped way up their funding for Tackleberry (there was gunplay sir and he missed it) opposing her.

Warm Apple Pie said...

In the aftermath of her comments, El Tinklenberg - "rebuidling optimism for America," yeah El! - received almost $800,000 in additional contributions from Dems around the country.

Unfortunatley, from what I understand, the 6th District is deep red Republican territory and there is a good chance she retains her seat despite this imbroglio.