Jennifer Rubin, the Washington Post’s conservative columnist, has an “exclusive” interview with Michele Bachmann. How is an interview “exclusive” if the person is giving interviews to lots of other people too? I suppose she hasn’t done this exact interview before, but that would make every interview an exclusive and that kind of defeats the purpose of having exclusive interviews, doesn’t it?
Anyway, after speaking with Bachmann, Rubin declares her to be “serious and focused and lots of other good things:
Again and again, she emphasized the seriousness of the challenges facing the country. “One thing we see more and more is that voters are starting to realize dealing with national security is the number one job of the president. This is not about entertainment. This is not a game show.” And in fact, considering the policy gaffes and shortcomings of her opponents, she comes across, in contrast to the pre-race conventional wisdom, as one of the candidates at the grown-ups’ table: knowledgable, articulate, focused and sober-minded.
Has Rubin been watching the same campaign the rest of us have? Because in the real world Bachmann has come across as exactly what she is, a deeply ignorant and ill-educated person who makes outlandish claims and seems to have a near-allergic reaction to reality. Her typical statements range from false to batshit insane.