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)