With widespread news coverage, regular outrageous statements and rocketing poll numbers, the satirists are treating Congresswoman Michele Bachmann as if she has a Target store logo on her back.
The headline for the Onion piece, which aims for gross-out rather than guffaw:
Bachmann Says Unexplained Blackouts From Which She Wakes Up Covered In Blood Won’t Affect Ability To Lead
The dateline on the item is Woodbury, Minn., which is in Bachmann’s 6th Congressional District. A small sample:
Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann fired back Wednesday at critics who have said the Minnesota congresswoman’s ability to lead the nation would be greatly hindered by her frequent, hours-long blackouts from which she invariably awakens covered in blood. “This is a complete nonissue — who among us hasn’t gotten the occasional blinding headache only to wake up totally nude two days later in an abandoned church, covered from head to toe in someone else’s blood and with absolutely no recollection of what happened in the intervening time?”