December 31, 2011

DEAD CANDIDACY SMILING:

Michele Bachmann Smiles Through (Lloyd Grove, Dec 31, 2011, Daily Beast)

In one of the more memorable scenes from Monty Python And The Holy Grail, King Arthur and the Black Knight attack each other with swords.  The fight apparently comes to a swift conclusion when Arthur lops off one of the Knight's arms. "'Tis but a scratch," the Knight insists as blood spurts like a geyser. So Arthur lops off the other arm. "Come on, then!" the Knight taunts as he commences kicking. "Look, you stupid bastard," Arthur protests, "you've got no arms left!" The Knight scoffs: "Yes I have! It's just a flesh wound."

So Arthur lops off both of the Knight's legs. "All right," the limbless torso concedes, "we'll call it a draw."

So it was on Friday afternoon as wounded Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann--her Iowa juggernaut losing limbs of its own, notably her political director and state chairman (a treacherous defector to Ron Paul)--parked her campaign bus beside a coffee house here and glad-handed voters like a champion.

Posted by at December 31, 2011 9:45 AM
  

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