The GOP doesn't like me enough to give me a gift this big

Oh, please, please, please, please, please. Please.

Via HuffPo:

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) told the Sioux City Journal this week that she is not pursuing a presidential run in 2012.

Disappointing some, the Minnesota Congresswoman said, "Goodness, I've only been in the House for three years, so, no, I'm not considering anything like that."

Who would she like to see vie for her party's presidential candidacy? Bachmann said that she would suggest that Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) seek the White House:

Steve King is mentioned as a potential nominee. I have a very high opinion of Steve King and his ability, so I would encourage him to consider any position for higher office. [emphasis gleefully added]
Bachmann then paused, sprouted antennae, and spoke in an unintelligible language to her home planet's high command.

Of course Bachmann would love King. (I imagine them bonding in the House cafeteria, comparing doses of thorazine.) However, given my own blogging love affair with Steve King, I also would like him to run for higher office. That would be the best gift I've gotten since the Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine.

On the other hand, having King up on the platform during primary season would have the dizzying side effect of making Sarah Palin appear positively statesmanlike.


  1. You spelled Barack Obama's name wrong in the last paragraph.

  2. when did you get a snoopy sno-cone machine?!!!!!

  3. GJ, I've got to hand it to you... that was pretty funny.

    And Joe, it's a long story, but the short answer is "for my 21st birthday."

  4. Lite Brite and Snoopy Sno-Cone machines were the two I never got and at which I still gaze longingly. Buffoonery in the Republican Party is not as much fun as shaved ice, no matter how asshatty. Alien-planet based Republicans operating a Snoopy Sno-cone machine and an Easy Bake oven still wouldn't even beat Shrinky Dinks.
    But I might enjoy a Michele Bachmann Shrinky Dink kit.

  5. I've never even heard of a Snoopy sno-cone mchine! I was a deprived child!