Elections 24 June 2011 God and gays: the rise of Michele Bachmann, part two Will Matt Taibbi's profile of Bachmann help her in the Republican primary? Sign up for our weekly email * Print HTML Matt Taibbi, the Rolling Stone writer and the man responsible for this stonking profile of Michele Bachmann, outlines why he thinks Bachmann could be a real threat in the Republican primaries in an interview with Fox. "She's not stupid. She's crazy...she doesn't really know a whole lot of things. But she really knows how to do politics." Watch it. It's almost as good as the piece. Elsewhere, Abe Sauer wonders whether this Bachmann-bashing will backfire, by giving her an example of the lefty media conspiracy that the Tea Party are so keen on. It is true that the piece - while extremely well-written - occasionally descends into ad hominen attacks. Not the most effective way to dsicredit a candidate, but certainly the most entertaining. (Hat-tip: Andrew Sullivan) › Web Only: the best of the blogs Subscribe from just £1 per issue More Related articles Will Jeremy Corbyn stand down if Labour loses the general election? Donald Trump’s con artistry gives him a chance to win a second term Should the UK get militarily involved in Syria?