Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Police reports show different side of Michele Bachmann

From the Miami Herald courtesy of the Huffington Post news wire:

She and her staff over the years have requested police protection or investigations when her house was egged; when protesters threw glitter on her or held up critical signs; when her campaign yard signs were stolen; when a man wrote an email perceived as a threat; and when she screamed that two women were holding her hostage “against my will” in a city hall restroom.

The series of police reports from the Stillwater Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in Minnesota show a side of a candidate rarely seen on the campaign trail, where Bachmann has described herself as having a "titanium spine."

Bachmann’s campaign and congressional offices wouldn’t comment, but her fellow Minnesota Republicans say they’re not surprised by the reports.

“Michele Bachmann is someone who tells it like it is with the courage of her convictions,” said Tony Sutton, state chairman of Republican Party of Minnesota. “There will be people on the other side who will react in an inappropriate that way. There are a lot of liberals who can’t cope with the fact that she’s an outspoken conservative who sticks by her guns.”

But those who have been a target of her calling the cops say Bachmann doesn’t walk the talk.

“She seems paranoid,” said Brad Trandem, a Lakeland, Minn. resident who excoriated Bachmann in an email this year, only to face investigators. “She does all this criticism of other people’s lives and talks about how people should be ‘armed and dangerous.’ But then someone says something critical about her and she calls the police.”

More here.

Hmmm. Extraordinarily misleading title. I'd say that such behavior shows pretty much the same side of Michele Bachmann we've been seeing for some years now. I mean, she is, after all, the woman who said:

"I wish the American media would take a great look at the views of the people in Congress and find out: Are they pro-America or anti-America?"
And who said:
"There are hundreds and hundreds of scientists, many of them holding Nobel Prizes, who believe in intelligent design."
And who said:
"If we took away the minimum wage -- if conceivably it was gone -- we could potentially virtually wipe out unemployment completely because we would be able to offer jobs at whatever level."
And a whole lot of other nutty shit, too.

Really, such paranoia on her part isn't so strange. If you're constantly mouthing off with total bullshit that you expect everyone to believe, and get pissed off when people, understandably, don't believe, then, well, you're probably going to be pissed off more often than not. And this is not an unheard of dynamic: Fox News Butthole Bill O'Reilly acts like this all the fucking time. I mean, I've never heard of him calling the cops the way tiddy baby Bachmann does, but he does freak out a lot when people challenge his bullshit.

Remember son of 9/11 victim Jeremy Glick? Check it out:

Anyway, Bachmann's running to the cops for trivial crap comes as no surprise. This is a known right-wing personality type, authoritarian, angry, bullying. Certainly not all conservatives are like this, but plenty of them are, and Bachmann is definitely on of them.

In short, she's a stupid butthole, just like O'Reilly.