We've got eight days left until this is all over and there is no sign that Rep. Michele Bachmann's fame will tumble under any other campaign drama. People can't get enough of her. Here is a recap of what you missed this weekend. It's all Bachmann all the time.
Another poll shows her opponent El Tinklenberg is ahead but still in a dead heat. The new Minnesota Public Radio poll gives him a 45-43 percent over Bachmann. The poll's margin of error is 4.7 percentage points.
The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza comments on Bachmann's comments and new ad, calling it a Bach-pology. We love new terms for our favorite rep!
Why does the ad feel strange? Because Bachmann is trying to do two very different things at once. For those people who are aware of the "Hardball" incident, she wants to express remorse for what she said. For those people who have no idea about the "Hardball" imbroglio, Bachmann wants to make sure it stays that way and so makes no direct reference to why she would be apologizing for not always using the right words to explain herself.
DumpBachmann points to another site dedicated to Bachmannisms. Here is what the site, The Bachmann Effect states as their mission:
Dedicated to exposing political comments that are racist, fear-mongering, hate-mongering or divisive. Our goal is to expose these comments along with a link to the political opponent's fund-raising web page so that the general public can fight against this type of campaigning and remove it from our political system forever.
Marc Armbinder of The Atlantic also made an interesting note: Bachmann is the No. 4 search term on Yahoo.
The Cucking Stool has some fun poking fun at Bachmann. Who doesn't?
Even the Republicans are pissed off. "Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council, scolded Rep. Tom Cole, the House GOP campaign committee chief, in a letter Thursday for yanking planned TV ads to help Republican Reps. Marilyn Musgrave of Colorado and Michele Bachmann of Minnesota," according to the Associated Press.