by West Central Tribune
September 30, 2010 at 7:29 pm in West Central Tribune
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Humorist Garrison Keillor says Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann is embarrassing to Minnesota.
Tags: Bachmann, embarrassment, garrison, Keillor, michele, Politics 66 Comments »
How about jesse, and the accidental senator al, and kiellor himself!!! All more embarrassing than Michelle, and none better looking!! Keep giving your money away garrison, Michelle will still be our represntative after november!! (Maybe you can sue her for blocking your air or sun after that)!!
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Mikey must think Bachmann’s a bombshell. Whyever else would he vote for her? Typical MN male repub voter – doing so with wrong head.
He also apparently suffers from blindingly poor vision and a blistering lack of taste in women.
Not near as embarrassing as Keillor is. . No one can be worse than Keillor.
Seriously – anyone with intelligence is a threat to you or something?
So I guess that rules out Harold being threatened by liberals.
You aren’t implying Michele Bachmann has “intelligence” are you??
If you are, you have never stood face-to-face with this woman and heard her speak. She is CLUELESS.
I guess the MN voters are CLUELESS too.
Seriously – MN fixture, Mr. Prairie Home Companion is an embarassment? How is it that Garrison Kiellor embarasses you, gentlemen? Do tell…
Or are you just mad at him because his opinion differs from yours?
Mike, I know you do not seriously think Michele Bachmann is good looking. That woman is NOT attractive in any way.
Michelle Bachmann is one of the best things to hit the political arena in a long, long time. Her grandstanding antics represent the worst of her party. She offers no viable solutions other than ‘change’ and ‘take back America’. What does that mean, exactly?
She makes the cause of moderates so very much easier. Thank you Michelle.
I would agree with you, Mac, but too many people don’t see through the facade, and really believe she’s sincere.
Maybe it’s not a facade…. maybe she actually believes all that stuff that comes out of her mouth. Even the insane can be sincere…
Yea Mister Fixture on Daily Worker Radio. Garrison Keillor sucks.
All liberals are an embarassment to Minnesota. There hasn’t been a decent one since HHH. I get a kick out of these suposed “celebs” who think their opinion really matters.
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What a moronic statement to make. You’re clueless.
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“All liberals are an embarassment to Minnesota”… Seriously? You’ve met them all, so you would know??
Come on Rick – try, just try, not to be so judgemental. K?
Maybe he thinks his opinion really matters?
More likely, he is one of those people who can’t get anybody to take his opinions seriously, so they just get more and more radical and mindless until someone pays attention to them.
I’ve met them all,and yes all the liberals in the state are an embarassment. You want to know how I met them all? None of them would admit they’re liberals.
A truer statement may never have been spoken. Liberals are all for spending someone else’s money.
While conservatives POCKET other people’s money. Right?
Yes conservatives pocket peoples money that the conservatives earned in an honest fashion and then the liberals snatch away prosperity again.
One must remember he lives in the make believe land of Lake Woebegon. so the opinion is a “make believe” opinion. ;<)
Keillor is an author of fiction and an entertainer – period. Just because he’s an angry, crazy, wacked-out-left-wingnut does not make him qualified to sway anyone’s opinion. I have no idea why anyone gives a rats butt about this idiot’s political views.
MB is neither an entertainer nor a writer, she has fewer qualifications than my dog, being a right wingnut does not make her useful for anything, let alone demonstrating an actual opinion. her biggest problem is that she will make an outrageously stupid statement, then deny she said , and in the outburst repeats her absurdity. An idiot would be an improvement.
So Con Brio I guess if an idiot would be an improvement, why don’t you run.
You probably made the best analysis of all regarding Keillor, mamabear3. Keillor is a nobody who didn’t deserve to get his opinion published in this forum.
Someone that wants a smaller/less intrusive government and low taxes is an emabarassment? I will take that anyday of the week and twice on Sunday.
That’s the problem, MB supports a MORE intrusive government, one that prohibits abortion, one that restricts one’s choice in marriage, one that requires religious adherence through prayer in public schools, one that prohibits health care for those that need it most by denying coverage for pre-existing conditions, one that denies equality for all religious beliefs, one who would insist on conforming to her ideology investigating those who do not as non American. I could go on but the list is endless, she simply does not understand economic theory, who calls anyone to her left a socialist, who seems not to even understand the constitution; she should be embarrassed for her ignorance.
You mean she’s STILL out there running around being nutty? I thought the whole purpose of the recent census was to collect her and her friends and put them in concentration camps. After all, that’s what she said would happen….
Bachmann’s spokesman says Keillor should stick to making up stories? Bachmann herself has told more fictional stories the past two years than Keillor has. She is incompetent, inarticulate, gullible and shallow. Pretty much the definition of embarrassment.
So is Obama, but he’s got some kind of a job in government-I heard.
Well I have to disagree with Michelle’s spokesman on that. I think Keillor should just get off the air and disappear.
I sent Michele a campaign donation. Go Michele!
some people like to waste thier money, I have sent my contribution to TarrylClark.
Why did you send it to her then if you knew you were wasting it?
HeeHee! I am not wasting my money, I anticipated your quip.
I won’t rub it in when Michelle is re-elected. No I won’t rub it in. – - – - Like HE double L I won’t, lol.
If you want Michele Bachmann in (any) office, you haven’t been paying attention.
Thereby proving your point!
Mike you are truly so stuck on polictical lines, Bachman could have committed a bank robbery in broad daylight in front of a dozen witnesses and you would still have an excuse for her. I am not concerned with who is running against her, whether it would be another GOP or a DFL, am concerned with the very insentive and misinformed comments she laced the public with. She accused the whitehouse of extorting BP and once again her lack of knowledge and information has come back to haunt her. The ego sytem took a direct hit, and marine life and jobs were lost as a result of a company who engaged in shortcuts to save a few bucks on the bottom line, something this country has seen repeated over the last eight years. I could care less what party she represents, because that comment was not only reckless, but insensetive, and outrageous, that many people could not believe Bachman made it. This by no means surprised me seeing she has made other embarrassing and reckless statements in the past that border on radical behavior and should be a real concern to voters. To watch countless marine life being plucked from our ocean, covered in oil, brought a tear to my eye. Millions of gallons of oil spilled from the bowels of the damaged oil well where 11 workers lost their lives, the beaches contaminated, and human life in danger, and she comes up with this garbage! People lost jobs as their way of life was snatched from under them in a blink of an eye! Now the blame seems to fall on Halliburton, Dick Cheney’s former company as BP has now pointed the finger at them, interesting. Then to find out that thousands of dollars was funneled into Bachmans campaign war chest by BP, has to have you wondering just who does this women really cater to? Its obvious its not the people of Minnesota or why else would a politician make such an idiotic comment? Hey lets not forget the other comments she made, that for the life of me didn’t have the GOP trying to gag this women, and shut her up. All I have heard from this women is mud slinging, negativity, and when her GOP rival struck back, Bachman stepped up her attacks performing her hypocritcal dialog and probably not even realizing she did it! BP responsible for the worst oil leak in history, also has the worst politician as a supporter, who is complete and utter embarrassment to Minnesota being responsible for the worst comment yet from a political puppet, and a glory hound. Why didn’t she vote for a pay cut while taking the so called government farm handout, something she seems to forget while on her campaign trail when she accused her rival of doing the same. All I can say is Bachman and Palin must come from the same type of radical families.
More jobs were lost by Obama’s moratorium on offshore drilling than were lost by the oil spill. The Gulf always has oil seeping into it from natural fissures in the earths’s crust. That’s why so many oil eating bacteria were present there and why so much of the oil has disappeared. I think the amount of damage has been exagerated. If Obama is so concerned about drilling in the Gulf why is the US lending PEMEX [Mexican state run oil company] $1 billion for drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. PEMEX doesn’t have a spotless record as far as oil spills either. Obama is the biggest embarrassment of all.
Great post jimmy. Sundown, you have posted some of the most perverse logic I have seen in a while, justification upon justification for allowing environmental disaster, not only that but your conclusions are as perverse, not to say there is any fact in your claims.
Be specific Con Brio. Which fact do you dispute? I’m not saying the gulf wasn’t a disaster. I’m just saying it’s not as bad as the Chicken Little crowd is making it out to be.
“More jobs were lost by Obamaâ€™s moratorium on offshore drilling than were lost by the oil spill” Number one, BS. Number two, to use the “job loss” context to justify ignoring or minimizing the potential impact of the spill is simply disingenuous. The moratorium was justified in the wake of the explosion to assess the threat to resources, the level of damage, and the oversight and general management of offshore drilling in general. The moratorium did not cause job loss, but job deferment: oil workers will certainly be back on their jobs in no time, the fishing community and hospitality industries will take longer. Your use of the “Chicken Little crowd” is simply an undeserved denigration and displays a contemptible attitude on your part, and wrong to boot.
Good job Sundown. Chicken Little didn’t seem to like what you said. That’s because he’s in the half of the poulation that’s below average. Poor Chicken Little, no brains. Stupid is his lot in life.
The drilling moratorium only applies to oil rigs drilling for US companies. If Obama was so concerned why is his administration loaning over $1 billion to PEMEX so the Mexican company can drill while rigs working for the US are idled? Instead of setting a 6 month moratorium it would have made considerably more sense to say drilling will be halted until we find the cause of the leak and put measures in place to make sure it doesn’t happen again. The risk of deep water drilling can’t be entirely eliminated but it can be reduced. I guess Obama lied when he declared in June that Gulf beaches were clean and safe and seafood taken from the Gulf is safe to eat. I stand by my assertion that much of the oil is gone. Probably the majority of it evaporated into the air. Also as I said because the Gulf always has some oil seeping into it naturally there are a lot of oil consuming bacteria present that also removes some of the oil. I agree some damage was done to marshes and wildlife but with time they too will recover.
“The latest KSTP Truth Test showed the truthfulness of Tarryl Clarkâ€™s newest ad. She received an F.” Much like the ad regarding Clark saying she reduced her compensation and asking Bachman to cut her pay. Compensation and pay are two different items but Clark has always been sly with words. Seems Clark voted for a 45% increase in her daily perdiem but voted against the reduction in a later vote. I will give her credit in reducing her submissions for reimburseable expenses. I don’t know why people support a candidate who, it would appear, cannot get a passing grade on a KSTP Truth test. Seems a lot more of her ads don’t seem to measure up to being honest and truthful. While she says she supports “ALL” Minnesotans, why is she only running for the Sixth District and will only represent her special interests, not from here, but those in Washington DC ? I don’t think we want that kind of person with questionable honesty representing a district from Minnesota in Washington DC. JMHO.
I certainly would not give KSTP anything higher than a d on their truth test, but Bachmann is a much a failure on that count as you claim for Tarry l Clark, Whether truthful in advertising or not, MB is fundamental unqualified to hold her post. She constantly makes outlandish statements , only to deny them in her next breath, and then repeat them later. MB is an embarrassment to the republican party, not just the 6th district.
I don’t know any Republicans that are embarrassed of Michele Bachmann. Oh, the liberals say we should be. That means a lot to Republicans I’m sure. It’s nice to know there’s liberal goonybirds out there looking out for Republican interests. Thank you liberals, you’re just special.
I’m the only one here who has said they are from Stillwater, Michele Bachmann’s district.
I’m the only one here who’s said I’ve met her.
I’m not a conservative or a liberal.
I know for an absolute fact she’s a clueless lunatic for these reasons and these alone.
Conservatives say that about you too bill other than they may not say she’s.
I used to live in the 6th district, I moved for two reasons: life is much better up here at the edge of wilderness, and two, Michele Bachmann was too much of an embarrassment. I was a delegate to two DFL conventions trying to unseat her. I have met her on the hill, lobbied her for some very popular causes, but have concluded her interest is not in the district, but in promoting her own causes. In short, MB is
“a clueless lunatic “. Vote Tarryl Clark.
So you probably lobbied Michele for some left wing liberal giveaway program. We can all see where you’re coming from. I’d have kicked you out the door too. I hope she did.
Michele Bachmann is just great. Keep tormenting the fried brains of liberalism Michele.
Nobody is tormented, unless you mean by laughter and pity.
I was just going by your comments. Tormented fits quite nicely.
Actually Rambo, I anticipated your absurd assumption< the issue I lobbied MB on was supported by a large majority in congress, and she pretended support as well, but did not follow thru with a vote for us. In other words we won in spite of the lies of MB.
If it was passed in the most recent Congress it was just more liberal pork. I can see why she booted you out of her office for lying to her.
We have gotten used to your flip stupid comments but this one takes it a step further. Let’s try again: what would YOU do a president, senator, congressman, or governor. I challenge to actually state what you believe in, not what you don’t (we already no that). Oh, BTW, MB was very cordial and pretended interest, but it was easy to see through her facade.
Con Brio posted ” Letâ€™s try again: what would YOU do a president, senator, congressman, or governor.” Little risque there, aren’t you? Seems this follows the methods of Clark using expletives in her current ads to arouse her supporters. With regards to your lobbying comments about Bachman, you seem to be a clairvoyant as to what action she took – maybe you should wonder if your arguments and facts were not convincing which you seeem to readily admit.
I’d bet money he came across just like he does here. I’ll bet he’s still got the toe print in his butt.
We convinced a bipartisan majority in the rest of congress and our bill became law. Good lobbying requires you talk to all members with your bill, most of those opposed had the courtesy of being honest, I fault MB for her failure. What is Rambo babbling about???
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