Author and radio host Garrison Keillor has sent a fundraising appeal for DFLer Tarryl Clark, who is challenging U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann in the November election. He’s not subtle in his attack on Bachmann.
Thirty years ago, when I started telling stories about Lake Wobegon, I put it smack in the middle of Minnesota — in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, in fact — where staunch Republicans and loyal Democrats know how to live together without yelling at each other and do what needs to be done to work out our problems.
It’s embarrassing to me and a great many Minnesotans that Michele Bachmann, a politician who is so busy grandstanding and giving interviews on Fox News that she doesn’t have time to serve the people who elected her, represents the 6th District in Washington.
He ends his appeal with:
P.S. Instead of working to solve problems, Bachmann talks about us as a “nation of slaves” and about the need for smaller government even though she knows better — the biggest part of big government is military spending, Social Security, and Medicare. Which would she do away with? Bachmann’s so-called policies are just the old Bush economics that Alan Greenspan characterized as “disastrous.”