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Sunday, August 14, 2011


Michele Bachmann, the woman who will NEVER be president, won the Iowa straw poll on Saturday.

Wow!  I'm so not impressed.

Other winners of Iowa's straw poll?  Pat Robertson and Mike Huckabee.

The Borowitz Report gets it:

AMES, IOWA (The Borowitz Report) – Calling the results of today’s Iowa straw poll “alarming,” Standard and Poor’s took the unprecedented action of downgrading Iowa’s IQ.

While the effects of such an extraordinary measure are hard to predict, experts say the IQ downgrade could result in Iowans having difficulty completing sentences or operating a television remote.

“This downgrade would be very upsetting to Republicans in Iowa,” said an S & P spokesman.

“Fortunately, there’s no way they’ll understand it.”

The winner in the straw poll, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn), gave a rousing victory speech that was simulcast in English across the state.

But there may be tough sledding ahead for Rep. Bachmann, as a new poll shows her losing support to Texas Governor Rick Perry among voters who describe themselves as morons."

Late night jokes:

“Newsweek is taking heat for calling Michele Bachmann ‘The Queen of Rage.’ Michele says, ‘There’s only one raging queen in our household, and it’s not me.’” –Conan O’Brien

“‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ made $54 million this weekend. It’s about small-brained creatures who rise up and take over the Earth. First they form political groups called Tea Parties.” –Jay Leno

h/t Blue Mass. Group

Here's a song for the Queen of Straw:


Silverfiddle said...

Hi Shaw,
Since you were kind enough to visit my blog I thought I'd return the favor.

Insults hurled at the good Iowans aside, I essentially agree with you.

The straw poll is all about who has the cash and the fired up base, the equivalent of a self-selecting poll with tents and fried foods thrown in.

I'm not very thrilled with the GOP field. I actually thought Pawlenty was the man, good conservative but understands how to play well with liberals and govern...

My political prognostication skills really suck, and I disdain the whole horse race aspect of politics, so I just try to stay out of it.

Rational Nation USA said...

I must echo Silverfiddle here.

Although my pick remains Ron Paul. Based of course on principle.