Michele Bachmann has got to go.

UPDATE: Since Bachmann’s appearance on Hardball, the Tinklenberg Campaign has received over $30,000.00 in donations! Much of this could be because of the link from Pharyngula, but I think a fair number of people also watch Hard Ball.

I’m sure Tinklenberg would appreciate more…


  1. #1 Andrew
    October 17, 2008

    Man, if I bombed the Pentagon back in the 1960s, I think I’d still be in prison, not a tenured professor.

  2. #2 greg laden
    October 17, 2008

    UPDATE: This issue … Bachmann’s embarrassing and offensive comments will be the subject of Rachel Maddow’s show tonight, in about 25 minutes from this very minute, so turn ON MSNBC NOW!!!

  3. #3 Mike Haubrich, FCD
    October 17, 2008

    I would like to thank the people who donated to Elwyn Tinklenberg’s campaign after this appearance tonight by Bachmann.

    I’ll be out in the 6th district tomorrow doorknocking for the good guy.

  4. #4 The Ridger
    October 17, 2008

    Well, PZ sent ’em to Tinklenberg’s site, not Act Blue, so it’s not all coming from here, er Pharyngula, by any means. (Mine didn’t – I was motivated by TPM)

  5. #5 Stephanie Z
    October 18, 2008

    The DCCC has also put Tinklenberg on their “competitive” list for funding.

  6. #6 Sam C
    October 18, 2008

    Tinklenberg could do with a course in construction of basic metaphors: press release 10/6/08: “Bachmann throws drowning workers an anchor”.

    Aren’t anchors heavy metal things that would drag a drowning person to the bottom of the sea and at best ensure a swift death? Perhaps he should throw them a lifebuoy?

  7. #7 Mark F,
    October 18, 2008

    I’d imagine that the top-recommended dKos diary about this yesterday and a second one urging people to support Tinklenberg’s campaign had something to do with it as well.

    Tinklenberg even wrote his own diary thanking them for their support after her appearance.


  8. #8 The Ridger
    October 18, 2008

    Um, Sam C? That’s exactly the point. Bachman voted AGAINST extending unemployment compensation.