Anti-Immigration Reform Crusader Steve King Feels The Tea Party Love
The Iowa Republican and immigration hardliner holds a six-hour "press conference" to protest the Senate's immigration bill. "I didn't know when we started out this morning if I might be standing here alone till 5 o'clock tonight," he said.
Lawsuit: Bachmann Staff Stole Database
The claim: A key Iowa supporter of Michele Bachmann, State Senator Kent Sorenson, "stole" a home-schooling group's email list from a supporter. Here's the suit, which names several to Bachmann aides, was filed in Polk County Court, and can be read in full below.
The Pageantry Of Politics
Like pageants, elections are carefully orchestrated displays of candidates' poise and ability to connect with audiences. I think we can all agree that what this country's most important politicians are truly missing more than anything is the dramatic styling and beautiful makeup the glitz pageant competitors (as seen on such fine programming as Toddlers & Tiaras) have perfected over the years. Thanks to the power of retouching we can imagine how that would look.
Mitt Romney Sings Green Day On "Saturday Night Live"
The hilarious cold open from "SNL" that can't officially be rebroadcast due to music rights. Everyone gets to trot out their Republican primary impersonations one last time, from Kristen Wiig's Michele Bachmann to Keenan Thompson's Herman Cain. Unfortunately, since Paul Brittain is no longer a part of the cast, no Ron Paul.
Howard Stern Comes To The Defense Of Gay People
This is awesome. On his show Monday, Howard Stern went on a 12-minute rant about the "One Million Moms" campaign against Ellen DeGeneres, people who joke about Rosie O'Donnell being a lesbian, anti-gay politicians, and much more. It's worth listening to in its entirety. (via Vulture)
Students Challenge Michele Bachmann On Gay Marriage
At a town hall meeting in an Iowa Pizza Hut, two teenagers pressed the presidential hopeful on LGBT rights. And impressively, both girls (as well as a third who asked about the dangers of mandated school prayer) refused to back down from the Congresswoman despite the room's fervent support of Bachmann's answers.
So Guess What Song The Roots Played To Introduce Michele Bachmann On Jimmy Fallon
It's hilariously mean. Here's the song that Michele Bachmann walked out to on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," a song which NBC has removed from subsequent clips and broadcasts. Hint: It's a Fishbone song that rhymes with "Fryin' Mass Witch."