Ryan Lizza’s article in the latest issue of The New Yorker, ”Leap of Faith: The making of a Republican front-runner,” contains lots of interesting stuff about everybody’s favorite wingnut Michele Bachmann, including a few things that I exposed a few months ago in a piece on HuffPost, like the lies she tells about the history of her pioneer ancestors in Iowa to sound more Iowan when she’s in Iowa. Turns out, Bachmann’s inspiring “Little House on the Prairie” story that she told at the Rediscover God in America conference and elsewhere just isn’t true, as census and other records reveal. But, when has Bachmann ever cared about real history? Lizza’s article also highlight’s Bachmann’s mentor John ‘even-to-extreme-for-the-tea-party’ Eidsmoe, who I mentioned in the same HuffPost piece.
Kudos to Ryan Lizza on an excellent article. Please go read his article, and also my original HuffPost piece that caused him to contact me about Bachmann’s lies and controversial mentor.