Tea Party darling Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-Minnesota) is one of those Republican presidential candidates who doesn’t think unlimited greenhouse gas emissions will be a problem. On the House floor she once said that CO2 is “a natural byproduct of nature” and “there isn’t even one study that can be produced that shows that carbon dioxide is a harmful gas”.
I’ve concluded that we need this kind of person in the White House. Bachmann not only has the faith to alter fundamental physics and the history of scientific publishing just by wishing, but she displays incredible poise under pressure. Just witness how her campaign handled the bemusement of the sneering liberals after she recently expressed her desire to mimic a serial killer. From the Minnesota Independent:
Presidential hopeful and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann appeared to commit a large blunder Monday when, after she announced her presidential campaign in Waterloo, Iowa, she promised to “mimic the spirit of Waterloo’s own John Wayne.”
However, according to The Washington Times, Bachmann misspoke because Waterloo’s John Wayne was not the beloved movie star, but rather John Wayne Gacy, the serial killer.
“Well what I want them to know is just like, John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa. That’s the kind of spirit that I have, too,” Bachmann said in an interview with FoxNews after her announcement.
According to an update by the AP, she really turned this around by acknowledging her error.
The GOP congresswoman told CNN today her comments “were just misspeaking” and that her main intent was to show she identified with Wayne’s patriotism.
“I wish I could be perfect,” Bachmann said. “I’m a substantive, serious person” who has “good sense on how to turn the economy around” as president.