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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Roots Musically Dissed Michele Bachmann Last Night

Posted by on Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 2:30 PM

Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann was a guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night, and house band The Roots played her an intro song that has the Internet going nuts today.

This was Bachmann's introduction:

If you didn't catch it, this was the song they played:

Of course, this has already provoked some appalled responses from the right wing's peanut gallery. Predictably, their main talking point is the whole "well if this happened to one of your leaders..." argument, but the additional fact that Bachmann is the only female candidate for the Republican 2012 ticket adds the question of misogynistic intent to the discussion.

Since you Line Out readers are a pretty sharp bunch, the below poll will stand as the final word on this matter:


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Gern Blanston 1
I'm sure it was chosen intentionally, but that song is so obscure that I'm sure only a few people got the joke. I had to have CNN tell me what the song was and what the problem was. It's not really offensive without the lyrics either.
Posted by Gern Blanston on November 22, 2011 at 2:38 PM · Report this
love it
Posted by Kelly O on November 22, 2011 at 3:57 PM · Report this
I think that claiming you can "catch" retardation from the HPV vaccine more than qualifies her as being not just a liar, but also a bitch.
Posted by merritt on November 22, 2011 at 4:27 PM · Report this

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