Licking our partisan chops are we- what with the delicious potential of right-wing politicians, talk radio hosts, Fox News info-tainers, Christian fundamentalists and Mormons all pitted against each other in what could make the 2012 GOP primary into The World War III of Hilarity.
(photo: Rep. Michelle Bachmann, "heartbeat away from the Confederacy").We can only pray that the predictions and nominations of Sean Hannity and the numerous teabagger spokesholes ALL come to pass. It would and turn us lefty bloggers and national comedians into joyful war profiteers.
On stage with Sarah Palin, Wednesday, Rep. Michelle Bachmann called President Obama a “one-term president,” saying “we are going to elect the boldest, strongest, most courageous, rock-ribbed, constitutional conservative president this country has ever seen.”
The conservative tea-bagger (or as they prefer: "tea party bagger") stars hadn’t stumped together before- free tickets and cookies attracted 1000s of angry old white folks in Minneapolis to a Bachmann re-election rally. (Although the GOP handed out 10,000 free tickets, the event was held in a space that held about half that). It was treated, naturellement, all day on Fox News like Ronald Reagan's funeral.
The crowd roared when Sean Hannity asked: How about a 2012 Palin-Bachmann GOP ticket? Palin suggested she might be just that candidate, and that Hannity’s suggestion, "Sounds kind of cool.” Bachmann agreed, and went on to say that if Palin wants to run, “The world is her oyster- she has tremendous support from the American people.”
Newshounds remind us: the fickle Bachmann’s affections are committed- she’s already endorsed peevish secessionista Rep. Steve King (R-IA) who frequently covers himself in glory, but at the moment is embroiled in a very public fight with the Red-tinged, radical vegetarians of the... Humane Society.
And it could be really be a Battle of the Titans if Glenn Beck wants in - as he's indicated. (We'd gladly give up a testicle to make this so) He has said, however, he’d have to lead the ticket:
“… can you imagine what an administration with the two of us would be like? What? Come on! She’d be yapping or something, and I’d say, “I’m sorry, why am I hearing your voice? I’m not in the kitchen.”Beck is a Mormon, a faith that makes wives subservient to husbands, women subservient to men. Bachmann, and Palin’s pentecostal faith insists on the same patriarchal arrangement, so Beck would have to be the bull goose on the ticket, and and let one of the “little women” take the Number 2 spot, as well as the dusting and vacuuming.
A problem: Pentacostals (who are a noisy subset of evangelical/fundamentalist Christians) believe Mormons are a cult created by none other than Mr. Satan (himself!) using really creepy “false prophecies and false teachings."
That Palin and Bachmann would deign share a ticket with Beck is highly unlikely. That Glenn Beck or any other Mormon (including Mitt Romney) could be a successful Repulbican nominee is even more so.
Oh bring on 2012! If only 2010 were out of the way...