Talking Points Memo reports:
For someone who began her political career mixing fundamentalist religion and public policy, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has done a decent job keeping questions about her faith at bay during her presidential campaign.
Speaking to a crowd in Florida over the weekend, Bachmann said the historic earthquake and massive hurricane that rocked the East Coast last week was a message that God is upset with the way politicians in Washington have been doing things. The… St. Petersburg Times grabbed the quote:
She hailed the tea party as being common-sense Americans who understand government shouldn’t spend more than it takes in, know they’re taxed enough already and want government to abide by the Constitution.
“I don’t know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians. We’ve had an earthquake; we’ve had a hurricane. He said, ‘Are you going to start listening to me here?‘…”
Can we safely predict that Bachmann’s rival for the GOP nomination, Rick “God, You’re going to have to fix this” Perry, will in fact top that?
Update: Bachmann’s campaign is saying she was joking when she said this. Perhaps she was. You can judge for yourself.
You can also decide if you think it was something to joke about.
Further update: Explaining her comments, Bachmann says: “I am a person who loves humor, I have a great sense of humor.”
So that explains all the crazy stuff she says: she’s just funnin’ us.