Jon Stewart on Bachmann: "It's all bullshit" [VIDEO]
Michele might be able to run from CNN reporters, but these days she's got both liberals and conservatives on her tail.
Last night, Stewart offered up the most succinct in a seemingly unending string of criticisms directed at Michele Bachmann, who has been under fire since her disastrous March 15 CPAC speech.
Speaking specifically of Bachmann's "Four Pinocchios" argument that Barack Obama is wasting taxpayer money with his lavish White House lifestyle, Stewart concluded: "It's all bullshit."
Here's a transcript of Stewart's comments about Bachmann, followed by the raw video (to skip right to the part about Bachmann, fast-forward to just after the one-minute mark):
BACHMANN AT CPAC: "... We are also the ones who are paying for someone to walk the president's dog."
STEWART: "Wow, she makes a good point. That is a sharp indictment of the president's wasteful lifestyle. [But] there is one problem."
ANDERSON COOPER DURING HIS SHOW LAST WEEK: "Congresswoman Bachmann apparently got her information from a 131-page self-published book by a longtime Republican lobbyist. The book provides no specific sourcing for the claims it makes."
STEWART: "Oh, it's all bullshit! All right, so here is the opportunity. Rather than seeming like an out-of-touch party that gets all its paranoid and conspiratorial information from dubious sources, graciously correct your wrong assertions and earn some much-need credibility back. Or... ruuuuuuuunnnn!"
[CUT TO FOOTAGE OF BACHMANN RUNNING AWAY FROM CNN'S DANA BASH WHILE SHE TRIES TO ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CPAC SPEECH]
Stewart: "Must keep running... facts catching up to me... must outrun facts..."
As far as Bachmann is concerned, perhaps the only silver lining to all the negative coverage she's received the last 10 days is that it's occurring more than a year and a half before the next election. If nothing else, Bachmann is remarkably resilient, but she'll have to dig herself out of a massive and self-created PR pit between now and then if she wants to continue serving in Congress past this election cycle.
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