She’s Palin 2.O: Michele Bachmann’s 10 Goofiest Gaffes & Craziest Quotes

July 8, 2011  |  

By Jay Anderson

We thought 2012 was going to be the year of Palin. After quitting her governorship just two years into the job, Palin was supposed to buckle down, educate herself, and lay the groundwork for world domination (i.e., defeating Obama). Of course, a strange thing called money intervened. Palin is clearly too busy cashing in on her fame to worry about something so trivial as becoming leader of the free world. Palin’s gaffe-a-minute style is guaranteed blog fodder, so it’s sad that she more than likely won’t be running after all. Thankfully, an equally deranged substitute exists: official GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann. Her scramble-brained nonsense is better than any refudiation Palin has ever done. Here’s just a sampling of her crazy, in which she soundly trumps all competitors, even if she lags behind in the polls.


The Founding Fathers ‘Worked Tirelessly’ to End Slavery — NOT!
There’s revisionist history, and there’s “dude, are you serious?” While on the campaign trail, Bachmann made this dubious claim: “[W]e also know that the very founders that wrote [the Constitution] worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States.” For the record Michele — NO THEY DIDN’T. Several of the founding fathers famously owned slaves. This statement would almost be funny — if she hadn’t said it with a completely straight face. And if Bachmann wasn’t at or near the top of the polls in many states right now.

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