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Posted at 6:00 AM ET, 03/ 7/2011

Michele Bachmann bumps Sarah Palin as Tea Party Queen

By Jonathan Capehart

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is pushing Sarah Palin off her throne as queen of the Tea Party. This considered opinion comes after watching Bachmann on "Meet the Press." I didn't agree with 99.9 percent of what she said, but in 12 minutes on MTP she demonstrated why she is a better leader of the angry wing of the Republican Party than Palin.

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Bachmann, who is in her third term in Congress, is relentlessly on message. Her main talking point was that "secretly, unbeknownst to members of Congress, over $105 billion was hidden in the Obamacare legislation to fund the implementation of Obamacare." No matter the question asked -- Will there be a government shutdown? Has Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) failed the Tea Party? -- she came back to that $105 billion.

The other notable thing about Bachmann's answers is their economy of words. Unlike Palin, she doesn't lard them with extraneous information that fail to make her sound smarter than you think she is. Still, Bachmann's answers overflow with information.

We've identified $100 billion in cuts off of the president's proposed budget, $60 billion if you compare it to the 2010 budget. So we have done our part to look for cuts. ...

I am not in favor of raising the debt ceiling. In the last 10 years we have raised the debt ceiling 10 times. ...

I think that it's been troubling the way that the president has responded. For instance, in Libya during the unrest, we had at least 600 Americans who were there. The Chinese were in the process of removing 12,000 Chinese, while Americans were waiting for an American response to be removed from Libya. ...

The economy is simply not improving. Just consider, the day before the president took office gasoline was $1.83 a gallon. There are places today in the United States where it is over $4 a gallon. It didn't help that the president had the Interior secretary cancel 77 oil leases as soon as the president came into power. ...

And Bachmann always has a prop. On MTP, it was a placard that read "$105,464,000,000." During her off-putting rebuttal to the State of the Union, in between inspirational images of the Constitution and the U.S. Capitol, there were charts on the unemployment rate and annual deficits. I don't recall Palin coming equipped with anything like that -- ever.

Bachmann made it clear that she hopes President Obama holds the office for one term. She stood behind her specious charge that his administration is a "gangster government" that has taken actions that are "corrupt, thoroughly corrupt." Bachmann has also dabbled in the offensive Obama-is-a-secret-Muslim-and-noncitizen nonsense. Something Palin, to her credit, has refused to do.

But Bachmann's harsh characterizations and pandering are devoid of the sarcasm Palin uses to lash out at critics and buttress her arguments. On the other hand, Bachmann has been known to buttress her Tea Party view of the world by sharing her selective knowledge of our nation's founding.

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Still, Bachmann does something that Palin has never done. She doesn't hide behind or filter her views through Twitter, Facebook and Fox News. She subjects herself to interviews with David Gregory, Chris Matthews and others who are not reliably friendly to her worldview. And as you see from her back-and-forth with Gregory, Bachmann is willing to be held accountable for her past statements and for not answering questions posed to her.

So, if you're nestled in the angry wing of the Republican Party, Bachmann is the kind of leader you need. Sure, the Tea Party isn't as angry today as it was last fall. But Bachmann is showing time and again that she does a far better job of lending an authoritative voice to her followers' frustrations than Palin ever could.

By Jonathan Capehart  | March 7, 2011; 6:00 AM ET
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As much as it kills me, I agree.
Certainly we can do better with 300 million people to choose from than these two.
They are the female version of Obama (actually Sarah has more upper management experience...) Lots of flash, little substance. Our country fell for it once, let's not do it again. Please consider a less attractive, perhaps even less articulate candidate this time- on both sides!!

Posted by: dcjayhawk2 | March 7, 2011 6:27 AM | Report abuse

Bachmann's background as a tax attorney for the IRS gives her understanding of how to make her case. The US Tax Court where she litigated only wanted to hear solid, factual arguments.

Posted by: vinyl1 | March 7, 2011 6:41 AM | Report abuse

Both Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann are beautiful, and loved by conservative voters. Lamestream journolisters just want to conjure up a cat-fight.

Posted by: bubbasouth | March 7, 2011 7:27 AM | Report abuse

I would have preferred that Bachmann had been in-studio to see if in the presence of interlocutor she would have been so relentlessly on message and successful at avoiding answering direct questions.

Posted by: WiltonManorsSteve | March 7, 2011 7:29 AM | Report abuse

Angry TEA grannies? Really?

Capehart is angry and bitter that there aren't any attractive, articulate women among Michael Moore's union thug-huggers who represent the vicious face of today's Democrat Party.

VIDEO: Union Thug Foams at the Mouth: ‘Wussy MotherF**kers, I’ll Make You Pay, Tea Baggers’
http://biggovernment.com/eyeblasttv/2011/02/27/union-thug-foams-at-the-mouth-wussy-motherfkers-ill-make-you-pay-tea-baggers/

*Hippies Still Smell*

Posted by: KaddafiDelendaEst | March 7, 2011 7:55 AM | Report abuse

I had no idea she was an attorney. It makes it even creepier that she sounds like a manic nut and someone who has problems with the truth, yet has a legal background. She's a flash in the pan, who is only interested in how the camera perceives her, which is proved daily by the way she has to change her hair style.

Posted by: lifelongdemocrat | March 7, 2011 8:12 AM | Report abuse

First of all, let me state that I do not like this lady, have never liked her. But one thing positive I can say about her is that she doesn't have to return to the mike over and over again to explain, as Sarah Palin does every time she opens her mouth, "Here's what I really meant to say," or, "I was misquoted," or, "The media hates my family," or a million other lame excuses for her lame messages.

Posted by: Grannieannie | March 7, 2011 8:22 AM | Report abuse

Vinle1 wrote:

"Bachmann's background as a tax attorney for the IRS gives her understanding of how to make her case. The US Tax Court where she litigated only wanted to hear solid, factual arguments."

Well that explains why she quit practicing law and now specializes in fantasy argument.

Posted by: UncommonCommoner | March 7, 2011 8:25 AM | Report abuse

Jonathan Capehart sure is obsessed with GOP women.

Posted by: Rschrim1 | March 7, 2011 8:40 AM | Report abuse

Beyond all the foolish statements Bachmann has come out with, saying Obama's trip to the mideast cost 200 million a day was the most absurd and makes her an idiot, not a candidate!

Posted by: crossroadsnow | March 7, 2011 8:54 AM | Report abuse

Beyond all the foolish statements Bachmann has come out with, saying Obama's trip to the mideast cost 200 million a day was the most absurd and makes her an idiot, not a candidate!

Posted by: crossroadsnow | March 7, 2011 8:55 AM | Report abuse

Hey, Capehart: The Tea Party is made up of Dems and Repubs, once again your facts are wrong.

Michelle Bachmann...winning!

Posted by: Phil6 | March 7, 2011 9:12 AM | Report abuse

You libs just don't know what to do with these brilliant, conservative women. Palin following Musharaff and Clinton as keynoter for India Conclave. The Indians will get a taste of a "true blue" American, as opposed to the poser in chief. What's sad is Obama is going to spend a billion on reelection (he sure can't get reelected on his record), hell, Barack you could keep the schools open in Detroit for a billion. Good job Michele exposing $105 billion to sell an unconstitutional mandate, Obamacare.

Posted by: sodakhic | March 7, 2011 9:22 AM | Report abuse

Sexist snarkiness discussing female politicians being "Queen" is only allowed when discussing conservative women.
Can you imagine a Post article discussing who is the "Queen", Michelle Obama or Hillary Clinton?
Mr Capehart only allowed himself to compliment Bachmann, so he could more deftly insult Palin.

Posted by: bobdame | March 7, 2011 9:28 AM | Report abuse

Michele Bachmann is a vacuous fraud. Her statements keep the fact-checkers in search of something beyond "pants-on-fire", to try to describe her lies.

Those outside of Minnesota would be wise to read up on "Stearns County Syndrome".

...and by the way, tell us about her "lawyering" and "tax" expertise after you check her history and status before the Bar.

Posted by: rowens1 | March 7, 2011 9:34 AM | Report abuse

Where was the Friday Quiz? Soooooo disappointed--- I look forward to it every week. don't do it again.

Posted by: coco7 | March 7, 2011 10:18 AM | Report abuse

Did anyone notice that Capeheart only singly and lamely picks on Republican, conservative, or Tea Party women? If he r-e-a-l-l-y wanted a woman politician to jump on, how about taking a whack at Representative Shiela Jackson-Lee? Or a Barbara Boxer. Those two alone would give him material for a year worth of columns. Heck, even a knock on Eleanore Holmes Norton for not saying a word about the 3rd world government they call the District of Columbia. But n-o-o-o-o, they're Democrats. No, zero, zip, nada objectivity on Capeheart's part. He was given the junior columnist's homework assignment by the front office to only jump on Palin and Bachman, which I might add, if he actually listened--listened--for a minute, he'd figure out they offer a lot of plain 'ole common sense, a commodity in very short supply of in the Democratic community (something in the water).

Posted by: Husker78 | March 7, 2011 10:30 AM | Report abuse

Why does comparing these two remind me of the oft used statement "dumb and dumber".

Posted by: rlj1 | March 7, 2011 10:51 AM | Report abuse

I don't disagree with what Jonathan says here but I question what real relevance it all has. Look. Aside from generating buzz and ratings and furnishing entertainment value to that niche of voters in the country who get off on all f the frothy back and forth, what real meaning can one attach to the ranting, flatulent outbursts of Bachmann or Palin. Neither one of them is taken all that seriously and seem to play the role of nothing more than a foil for the more serious players to use in their campaigns.

One look at the recent in-depth polling on a full range of issue by the NBC-Wall Street Journal poll and by the PEW organization along with a series of other issue oriented surveys indicates that the vast majority of opinion in the country does not match the fringy, out there bleatings of either Bachmann or Palin, or Beck or Limbaugh. They all heave their little niches of cult followers but they really have nothing substantial or serious to say.

Posted by: jaxas70 | March 7, 2011 10:59 AM | Report abuse

This dang song keeps running through my head:

And when you get the chance,,
You are the Tea Party Queen, cute and mean, quit school at 17.....

(with creds/apologies to ABBA)

Posted by: ihuman | March 7, 2011 10:59 AM | Report abuse

Oh come off it Husker78. Jonathan makes no secret of the direction he is coming from. What? You think Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity and Ingraham are more balanced? Have you ever heard a single one of them go after anyone other than liberal women? I mean come on! Nancy Pelosi is the Anti-Christ if you listen to this bedraggled bunch.

Posted by: jaxas70 | March 7, 2011 11:04 AM | Report abuse

Bachmann has many leadership qualities, and one is not allowing Obama's media to define her or back her into a corner. That will be a real asset if she decides to run for president. No wonder Capehart et al. treat her as a threat.

Posted by: topcopy | March 7, 2011 11:05 AM | Report abuse

Bachmann would look particularly good if I was looking down at her head with a beer can on it.

Posted by: daweeni | March 7, 2011 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Excuse me, but a large proportion of the "facts" she spews are nonsense. Yes, she can stay on message, but the message is frequently idiotic, like standing on the floor of the House ranting that President Obama didn't commandeer every fishing boat in the Gulf to sweep up oil. If he had, she would have ranted about socialism seizing private property. She also believes AmeriCorps is a re-education program like Hitler Youth. Yes, she speaks in complete sentences, but they aren't worth listening to.

Posted by: MaineWoman | March 7, 2011 11:30 AM | Report abuse

This is like saying that Domino's serves better crappy pizza than Pizza Hut.

Posted by: Observer691 | March 7, 2011 12:05 PM | Report abuse

It's amazing how this woman cannot answer a question she just keeps repeating her talking points. Also, someone should ask her to justify the $250,000+ farm subsidies her family has recieved. What a hypocrite!

Posted by: Hoffmann1 | March 7, 2011 1:07 PM | Report abuse

The author is "obsessed" with these two women because they are the only two women showing any interest in the presidency AND are being taken seriously, for crying out loud.

For what it's worth, I'm with the author. These two are an absolute and complete embarrassment to all women EVERYWHERE. It will NEVER cease to amaze me how far the bar has been lowered in this country. If I had the resources, I would leave it in a heartbeat.

Posted by: hsubyma | March 7, 2011 1:20 PM | Report abuse

Obsessed! Rschfrim1 is correct. Capehart is obsessed with Republican women. It is fear? Is it jealously?

Michelle Bachman is well educated and a brilliant politician. If she really wants to rise above U.S. representative she needs to use that brilliance to express herself without rancor.

She really has it all: a law degree, several years of law practice, a large family and three terms in congress.

If she will drop the queen of mean and be Michelle she can accomplish much for Minnesota and for the USA.

Posted by: Kansas28 | March 7, 2011 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Congresswoman Gaga needs to actually go to the House chamber and cast votes for a change.

Posted by: bs2004 | March 7, 2011 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Being a lawyer does not make her smart. Look at where she graduated from law school. Check her credentials as a tax lawyer; check the area she represents. Yes, her constituents who voted for her are like-minded red-necks who don't read. She can't answer a straight question. If you ask her how is the weather in Minnesota, she answer about how Obamacare is driving this country into bankruptcy.

With so many more credible and intelligent Republican women out there, dumb and dumber are the chosen ones. Why? Because they're supposed to be attractive? PLEEEEASE!!!! Bush was put in the White House by the Supreme Court and because he's the guy you can have a beer with. Americans have a short memory. This mess in this country was not caused by Obama, but the likes of Bachmann and the Bush era. To know where Bachmann comes from and to know her constituents, is to know why Bachmann spouts off the nonsense about Obama being un-American and a Muslim and everything else the Tea Party says about him. Check it out!!!

Posted by: bander2400 | March 7, 2011 1:30 PM | Report abuse

If her educational background is true than she surely squandered her education furthering belligerent religious hyperbole; much like her mentor Pat Robertson graduating from Yale before he trafficked in blood diamonds from Africa.

Tea baggers are fools for religion and the pro-business elite republicans that really run the oil business and the insurance rackets and the Wall Street game.

Posted by: citizen625 | March 7, 2011 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Congresswoman Gaga seems to be on every talk show, at every political rally outside of Minnesota.

She does less actual work than the schoolteachers she bashes. Or the CEOs she sleeps with.

Posted by: bs2004 | March 7, 2011 1:36 PM | Report abuse

Let's not acknowledge these people anymore. It gives a voice on national TV to the John Birch (i.e. teaparty is its new name) society.

Posted by: johnkomalley | March 7, 2011 1:36 PM | Report abuse

A Palin/Bachmann ticket is sounding better and better all the time. It would be unstoppable. They are the antithesis of this Marxist regime.

Egghead Obama and Spongebob Hairplugs? Give me a break. Palin and Bachmann would STEAMROLL over these two fools on their way to a stunning victory in 2012.

Posted by: QuineGeology | March 7, 2011 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Let's take stock:

High unemployment, the Middle East in meltdown, a falling dollar, rising energy prices, rising medical costs, food shortages in the forecast, no consumer confidence, misery indexes, national debt catapulted into the stratosphere, lies emanating from the White House, a stonewalling Democrat Senate, Democrat Senators bailing out mid-term, a President with no coattails, bird-flipping to our federal courts by the Obama administration which refuses to uphold the oaths of office or obey and enforce the laws of the land, murder du jour on the wide-open Mexican border while illegals continue streaming across, no progress or end in sight in Iraq or Afghanistan as troops continue to die, continued moratoriums on domestic oil drilling locking tens of thousands of Americans out of good-paying jobs, Democrat state senators in Wisconsin and Indiana running for the tall grass.... all this, and an administration unable or unwilling to deal with it. The country is so divided that we're approaching revolt levels....

2012. What could possibly go wrong for the left?

Posted by: QuineGeology | March 7, 2011 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Don't cry for me in Alaska.
You betcha I'll never leave ya,
unless the contract that Fox is giving,
pays me more money than Country Living.

Posted by: jfennerlaw1 | March 7, 2011 2:08 PM | Report abuse

Bachmann and Palin are 2 sides of the same coin. One is better spoken, and the other is a money hungry quitter. They are both delusional, and have a total memory loss as to when the countries problems arose.

Neither is Presidential material, but are definitely candidates for the funny farm.
Please run them together for office. The comedians would love them.

Posted by: COLEBRACKETT | March 7, 2011 2:30 PM | Report abuse

At Swim, Two Bimbos.

Posted by: aprilglaspie | March 7, 2011 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Why the disclaimer (I didn't agree with 99.9% of what she said) Capehart? Kinda whimpy but i understand...you do write for the Washington Post...get some cahonies.

Posted by: olduffer | March 7, 2011 3:38 PM | Report abuse

The libtards and those posting who try to position the tea party members as rascist ingorent white trash so that they can marginalize and hate, well sorry, those of us

who know and believe in smaller goverment will not be side tracked with the namecalling.

Nice try hate filled libtards, but the tea party is filled with honest hard working educated Americans. The tea party has acomplished more in less time than

any party in US history, and they are just getting started.

But keep it up, it only confirms you have both nothing to offer and are filled with fear that true patriots are going to finally take control from the negrocentric

traiters now in charge.

Posted by: HelenWallace | March 7, 2011 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Comparing these two is as worthwhile as comparing Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan. Which example of "detestable" is worse? Who cares? Palin is a diva; that's it. She's not going to give up her newfound millions (yeah, what happened to all those designer clothes? That should have been the giveaway as to how her "career" was going to develop.) But Bachmann is an android, a cult-like presence. How is " staying on message" regardless of what questions she is asked in the fact-based world a good thing? It was appalling that "Meet the Press" had her on. I bet they won't repeat that mistake. The normally laid-back David Gregory looked like he wanted to reach through the monitor and wiring her neck. "Gangster government"??!! Why not have John Galliano on to repeat his equally offensive and insane rants against Jews? Bachmann proved she is not ready for prime-time, let alone a seat in Congress. She is David Koresh, Louis Farrakhan, James Earl Ray. She did not seem to know anything of the real world outside of paranoid, extreme, extreme rightwing cuckoo land. So she exposed a faction of the tea party as having totally lost it -- so what? Does the mainstream media now feel obligated to give air time to any lunatic conspiracy theorist?

Posted by: mylesgordon | March 7, 2011 3:50 PM | Report abuse

Well done Capehart...all except the, (I didn't agree with 99.9% of what she said). General tone sounds like you're a fan...You don't have to let your bosses at the Post know when you join the Tea Party. Welcome aboard.

Posted by: olduffer | March 7, 2011 3:52 PM | Report abuse

So Palin is the snarling pitbull and Bachmann is the dog who won't let go of the bone. Can we please have a leader?

Posted by: sellingpencils | March 7, 2011 4:58 PM | Report abuse

So Palin is the snarling pitbull and Bachmann is the dog who won't let go of the bone. Can we please have a leader?

Posted by: sellingpencils | March 7, 2011 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Michele Bachmann gave another robotic performance on MEET THE PRESS Sunday. Bachmann doesn't answer questions, she delivers ignorant and incoherent speeches. Bachmann is the Norma Desmond of Congress: she's all about the crazy and always ready for her closeup.

Posted by: SeaShark | March 7, 2011 6:25 PM | Report abuse

The race begins for top turd of the poop pile!

Posted by: linda528 | March 8, 2011 12:14 AM | Report abuse

With all the play she is getting off this Healthcare Money thing, too bad she will not come clean about the 6 million that she is being investigated on. She also needs to come clean on how much of the taxpayers dime she spent on her Teaparty Caucus or where the money from the stimulas bill went that she got for her district. It seems its not only the Government trying to hide millions.

Posted by: sumo1 | March 8, 2011 8:28 AM | Report abuse

Some Say She is Best Qualified Republican, yet...Bachmann has not been on the Fox news payroll, nor quit on her job, hence she "lacks experience" compared to Palin.

Michelle Bauchman.....at least she understands some geography...but that's about all

According to Fox News Chief Political Correspondent Carl Cameron, there was great concern within the McCain campaign that Palin lacked "a degree of knowledgeability necessary to be a running mate, a vice president, a heartbeat away from the presidency," in part because she didn't know which countries were in NAFTA, and she "didn't understand that Africa was a continent, rather than a series, a country just in itself."

"I still think it's months away before people need to be lining up and making announcements as to what to do," she said. "In the meantime, I'm going to keep chiming in on the issues that are important in this day."

**e.g. explaining she can see Africa from her lakehouse in Alaska if her daughter uses the google for her****

Sarah Palin: "Kathy Griffin Is A 50-Yr-Old Bully/Has-Been Comedian"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeaZWKZMS...

**can't make this stuff up***

I think it is so presidential for sarah to respond that way, if she can get to be president we can count on her spending the whole time not focusing on the USA but making sure the country of Africa doesn't get WMD's, LOL and making sure SNL doesn't get PBS funding,

just to funny when retards run

Note, Kathy Griffin's resume is substantially better than Palin's.

**oh wow, this from Fox News too****

Posted by: ptrppr100 | March 8, 2011 8:32 AM | Report abuse

...at last there is hope $hotgun $arah has jumped the shark and is now passe.

Bachmann is at least more honest about her rabid, right-wing hatred.

Posted by: areyousaying | March 8, 2011 9:19 AM | Report abuse

The frothing posts from QuineGeology and a few other rabid teabaggers are proof that Capehart nailed this one.

Posted by: Observer691 | March 8, 2011 10:13 AM | Report abuse

This article is not really about Bachmann. He praises her only as an occassion to take a sideswipe at Palin. Bachmann may have admirable qualities, but she is not in the same league as Palin. Palin is the real target.

Posted by: genecarr100 | March 8, 2011 11:16 AM | Report abuse

The latest Gallup Poll has Huckabee, Romney and Sarah Palin in a virtual dead heat for the Republican presidential nomination (http://www.gallup.com/poll/146300/huckabee-palin-romney-tie-lead-gop-preferences.aspx).

Progressives and their Marx Stream Media comrades have been reveling in their massively splattered wet dreams in proclaiming that Palin is losing favor amongst Conservatives.

PALIN 2012!!!

Posted by: HostileKnowledge | March 8, 2011 12:09 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Capehart; "DIMocRAT" bigots/HATERS/leftists/fools; all,

fwiw, we TEA PARTY folks do NOT have "Queens" and/or "officers" at the local/state/national level. = i'm "coordinator", which is the nearest thing that we have to "an officer".
(we TP folk are too rebellious & "authority adverse" to HAVE officers. - we do almost everything by popular consensus.- it is a slow way to do business but it works.)

Congresswoman Bachmann & Sarah Palin are what we TEA PARTY folk call: MEMBERS.
(there is NO "higher" or more important position than MEMBER in the movement. - our "coordinators" & "committee-people" are the SERVANTS OF the general membership.)

to ALL: believe ANYTHING said about the TEA PARTY groups and/or about our members by "the lamestream press", DIMocRAT extremists and/ot leftists at your hazard.=====> the LEFT & the "mainstream press" LIES about us routinely.
(IF you wish to know what we actually ARE, come to your local TEA PARTY group to SEE & perhaps JOIN us in "turning out the elitists" from every level of our formerly FREE nation.)

yours, TN46
coordinator, CCTPP

Posted by: texasnative46 | March 8, 2011 4:26 PM | Report abuse

When Capehart says he disagrees with 99.9 percent of what Bachmann says, it proves that he is an errand boy for the Obama Administration. To consider him a journalist of any type is a joke.

It also shows that he praises Bachmann only in order to attack Sarah Palin. Next he'll be doing the reverse. The fact is that Palin and Bachmann are two great American women and patriots. Each of them is worth 1.5 trillion Obamas, or whatever the Obama deficit increased by in the past 10 minutes.

Posted by: kypriotis | March 11, 2011 9:42 PM | Report abuse

When Capehart says he disagrees with 99.9 percent of what Bachmann says, it proves that he is an errand boy for the Obama Administration. To consider him a journalist of any type is a joke.

It also shows that he praises Bachmann only in order to attack Sarah Palin. Next he'll be doing the reverse. The fact is that Palin and Bachmann are two great American women and patriots. Each of them is worth 1.5 trillion Obamas, or whatever the Obama deficit increased by in the past 10 minutes.

Posted by: kypriotis | March 11, 2011 9:46 PM | Report abuse

It must be great to be Jonathan Capehart.
On arriving at work, you go over to the big barrel of waste paper in the Post newsroom and root around in the discarded wire service copy. There you find something that gives you the inspiration to write a kindergarten essay titled "Michele Bachmann bumps Sarah Palin as Tea Party Queen." You turn it in to the Post editors knowing they'll love it and that the Post's Marxist Resources Department will cut your huge weekly paycheck without a hitch. Capehart is ecstatic even though Palin makes 20 times what he does just by giving a few speeches during the year.
Little do they know that in a few weeks, Palin will keynote the National Tea Party
Convention in Memphis as she did the inaugural a year ago. But Capehart is safe. Even if his editors find out, liberal men are always happy to have as many queens as possible around.

Posted by: kypriotis | March 11, 2011 10:15 PM | Report abuse

It must be great to be Jonathan Capehart.
On arriving at work, you go over to the big barrel of waste paper in the Post newsroom and root around in the discarded wire service copy. There you find something that gives you the inspiration to write a kindergarten essay titled "Michele Bachmann bumps Sarah Palin as Tea Party Queen." You turn it in to the Post editors knowing they'll love it and that the Post's Marxist Resources Department will cut your huge weekly paycheck without a hitch. Capehart is ecstatic even though Palin makes 20 times what he does just by giving a few speeches during the year.
Little do they know that in a few weeks, Palin will keynote the National Tea Party
Convention in Memphis as she did the inaugural a year ago. But Capehart is safe. Even if his editors find out, liberal men are always happy to have as many queens as possible around.

Posted by: kypriotis | March 11, 2011 10:16 PM | Report abuse

Ya gotta laugh at the left-wing robots blabbing non-stop about the rabid "right wing." But I'll grant them that in their
pickled brains, an honorable citizen who supports the Constitution, democracy, the rule of law and sane fiscal habits is well to the right of their slimy Marxist delusions.

Posted by: kypriotis | March 11, 2011 10:22 PM | Report abuse

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