A Scary Home Companion


Our indefatigable friends at The Daily Beast have compiled a list of Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann's greatest hits, outtakes, and b-sides. It is tough to top the bizarre story of being "falsely imprisoned" by a gang of lesbians (What's your alibi, Wendy O. Williams?), but the following is pretty crazy too—and it comes with a mesmerizing video clip. So behold the Maxine Waters of the right on how God is always bossing her around, gently suggesting that she submit to her creepy husband and pressuring her into bringing a whole new level of stupidity (the Hoot-Stewart Smalley Act!) to the House of Representatives:

Michele Bachmann has friends in high places. Pastor Mac Hammond of the Living World Christian Center, a mega-church in suburban Minneapolis, twice risked his church's nonprofit status for Bachmann's campaigns. When he offered her his pulpit during her first run for the House in 2006, she took the opportunity to talk about an even more powerful friend who had endorsed her candidacies: the Lord in Heaven. After God chose her husband for her and then told her she should "submit" to him (he, in turn, told her to study tax law), she says God "called me to run for the Minnesota Senate… God then called me to run for the United States Congress. And I thought, 'What in the world would that be for?' And my husband said, 'You need to do this,' and I wasn't so sure. And we took three days, and we fasted and we prayed, and we said, 'Lord, is this what you want? Is this your will?' And long about the afternoon of day two, he made that calling sure."