Great moments in journalism: “Are you a flake?”

posted at 12:00 pm on June 26, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

I can understand why Chris Wallace asked this question.  Given his guest’s propensity for gaffes, such as picking the name of a dead hero as a  live Medal of Honor winner, botching a toast to Queen Elizabeth II, discussing the high points of the Austrian language, and several references to a military medic as a “corpseman,” it might be hard to take the person seriously.

Oh, wait — Wallace wasn’t interviewing Barack Obama after all:

Jim Hoft calls this “awful,” but it’s just the same old double standard applied to Republicans.  We have yet to hear any serious coverage from the national media of Obama’s hundreds of gaffes while in the White House, just as we heard little of his “57 or 58 states” remark and other gaffes on the campaign trail, such as the six-month string that produced these doozies:

Did any of the national media ask Barack Obama in the summer of 2008 if he was a “flake”?  Bachmann has not been without her gaffes, although she has improved her media interactions substantially since the “anti-American” comment in November 2008.  But given Obama’s track record both before and after his election to the presidency, it would take a superhuman effort to vault into his league.  And the media still mainly ignores Obama’s gaffes, which have grown into the hundreds, without a single outlet ever asking Obama if he is a “flake” on that same basis.

It could be that Wallace was giving Bachmann an opening to push back against the “flake” meme, but the fact that Bachmann’s having to respond to this rather than the gaffemaster in the White House is the real problem.

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I guess you should check out the latest HotAir thread….

Bachmann’s had her share of government aid

idesign on June 26, 2011 at 9:31 PM

Why don’t you copy and paste it down here?

MeatHeadinCA on June 26, 2011 at 9:33 PM

The video you gave me wasn’t an OMG gaffe. But now I know you have an agenda. Good to know.

MeatHeadinCA on June 26, 2011 at 9:29 PM

What’s an “OMG gaffe”? “I love Charlie Manson!!!!” ??? The left has plenty of ammo to use against her. Am I supposed to ignore it? No one’s ignored the sliming of Palin. I;m just wondering why the rules have changed.

I’ll tell you something. I’m pretty jaundiced on the GOP and the sheep that follow it ever since the Tucson thing and the piling on by a lot of GOPers. I’m really in no mood to hear “let’s all get together” right now. We’re coming up on the primary season, not the general election. Examining records and philosophies is my agenda, not papering them over in the name of what, “unity”?

pseudoforce on June 26, 2011 at 9:33 PM

I’ve got to go to dinner, but a little more honesty in the future would be great.

MeatHeadinCA on June 26, 2011 at 9:35 PM

Why don’t you copy and paste it down here?

MeatHeadinCA on June 26, 2011 at 9:33 PM

It doesn’t have to be copied and pasted. It’s right up there. Read it and judge it on its own.

pseudoforce on June 26, 2011 at 9:36 PM

Why don’t you copy and paste it down here?

MeatHeadinCA on June 26, 2011 at 9:33 PM

It was too long, to much work…

idesign on June 26, 2011 at 9:37 PM

You know what’s going to be remembered about Bachmann’s interview today? “Michele Bachmann” and “flake”. It would’ve been better not to raise a stink about it.

pseudoforce on June 26, 2011 at 9:39 PM

You know what’s going to be remembered about Bachmann’s interview today? “Michele Bachmann” and “flake”. It would’ve been better not to raise a stink about it.

pseudoforce on June 26, 2011 at 9:39 PM

Devastating…

idesign on June 26, 2011 at 9:43 PM

pseudoforce on June 26, 2011 at 9:39 PM

Devastating…

idesign on June 26, 2011 at 9:43 PM

Thanks for the laughs. :)

FloatingRock on June 26, 2011 at 9:47 PM

You know what’s going to be remembered about Bachmann’s interview today? “Michele Bachmann” and “flake”. It would’ve been better not to raise a stink about it.

And federal farming. Flakes, subsidies, and federal farming.

Punchenko on June 26, 2011 at 9:59 PM

Interesting that Hot Air is so concerned about bad treatment meted out to Bachmann. Well, Tucker Carlson called Palin a MILF or something like that and I don’t remember HA going to war about it. I remember Palin being ambushed by Couric n Gibson in their interviews where they edited her answers out and then claimed the exact opposite of what Palin had said. I don’t remember HA going to war about it. In fact, AP was cheerfully rubbing in our face what Palin had done wrong. Apparently, if you are an establishment stalking horse you get different treatment. If you are not, you get treated like a castaway.

promachus on June 26, 2011 at 10:04 PM

Fans of Rep. Bachmann, along with fans of Gov. Palin, along with fans of any Republican must just be prepared to counter whatever is brought up. I don’t know why anyone is surprised when the same rules don’t apply to their preferred candidate as any other Republican. And guess what else? Different people have different issues that are deal breakers for them, so there are going to be people that can’t be convinced, especially in the primaries. If this is still going on when we get to the general election, we have a whole different conversation.

Cindy Munford on June 26, 2011 at 10:12 PM

Interesting that Hot Air is so concerned about bad treatment meted out to Bachmann. Well, Tucker Carlson called Palin a MILF or something like that and I don’t remember HA going to war about it. I remember Palin being ambushed by Couric n Gibson in their interviews where they edited her answers out and then claimed the exact opposite of what Palin had said. I don’t remember HA going to war about it. In fact, AP was cheerfully rubbing in our face what Palin had done wrong. Apparently, if you are an establishment stalking horse you get different treatment. If you are not, you get treated like a castaway.

promachus on June 26, 2011 at 10:04 PM

Leave Mitt’s VP pick alone!
/

Punchenko on June 26, 2011 at 10:14 PM

Different people have different issues that are deal breakers for them, so there are going to be people that can’t be convinced, especially in the primaries. If this is still going on when we get to the general election, we have a whole different conversation.

Cindy Munford on June 26, 2011 at 10:12 PM

Amen! A voice of reason crying from the wilderness. This is what makes primaries and campaigns fun — the knock-out drag-outs (unless you’re Huntsman and you like drinking herbal tea with the opposition.)

Punchenko on June 26, 2011 at 10:16 PM

It’s absurd that regular commenters are now all being called trolls, Journolisters, and disseminators of leftist talking points just because they’ve cited areas of Bachmann’s record that warrant some investigation or clarification on her part.

steebo77 on June 26, 2011 at 9:08 PM

Hahahahaha!!! You are kidding right?!

csdeven on June 26, 2011 at 10:52 PM

MeatHeadinCA on June 26, 2011 at 9:11 PM

Hahahahaha!!!

You people are priceless!

csdeven on June 26, 2011 at 10:53 PM

Hahahahaha!!!

You people are priceless!

csdeven on June 26, 2011 at 10:53 PM

We are…..and their’s millions of us!

idesign on June 26, 2011 at 10:59 PM

We are…..and their’s millions of us!

idesign on June 26, 2011 at 10:59 PM

You are so lacking in imagination, you can’t even obsess properly.

csdeven on June 26, 2011 at 11:02 PM

You are so lacking in imagination, you can’t even obsess properly.

csdeven on June 26, 2011 at 11:02 PM

We’ll leave the obsessions to you.

promachus on June 26, 2011 at 11:04 PM

We’ll leave the obsessions to you.

promachus on June 26, 2011 at 11:04 PM

Wow…the quality of those whom are obsession over me are getting pretty poor. What’s wrong, did grammy threaten to take away your nightlight if you didn’t make more room for her than me in your head?

csdeven on June 26, 2011 at 11:10 PM

Hahahahaha!!! You are kidding right?!

csdeven on June 26, 2011 at 10:52 PM

No. What did you not understand about “warrant some investigation or clarification”? Bachmann’s record has plenty of things yet to be sufficiently examined. Palin, on the other hand, has already been through more scrutiny than all other candidates combined. And she’s explained her “abdication” in detail, if that’s what you’re worried about.

steebo77 on June 26, 2011 at 11:11 PM

And she’s explained her “abdication” in detail, if that’s what you’re worried about.

steebo77 on June 26, 2011 at 11:11 PM

Nonsense. The loony wing of the Palin supporters start the troll accusations the second anyone criticizes Palin one little bit.

And Palins abdication has not been explained sufficiently. All they do is give excuses, justification, and minimization of it. They cherry pick what she says and hear what fits the meme they want to believe.

csdeven on June 26, 2011 at 11:20 PM

They cherry pick what she says and hear what fits the meme they want to believe.

csdeven on June 26, 2011 at 11:20 PM

Says you, who obsesses about two sentences from her resignation speech and ignores everything else in the speech itself, in her books, and in her public statements ever since.

steebo77 on June 26, 2011 at 11:26 PM

Punchenko on June 26, 2011 at 10:16 PM

And it’s a nice change to have people I admire provide the entertainment instead of a bunch of goofy Democrats.

Cindy Munford on June 26, 2011 at 11:31 PM

Wow…the quality of those whom are obsession over me are getting pretty poor. What’s wrong, did grammy threaten to take away your nightlight if you didn’t make more room for her than me in your head?

csdeven on June 26, 2011 at 11:10 PM

If you are thinking, I or we are obsessing about you, you are more seriously deranged than I thought possible. Obsessing about someone is your forte. And no I don’t have any place in my mind for dipsomaniac whore like you.

promachus on June 26, 2011 at 11:41 PM

I love MB. Keep it coming.

Mojave Mark on June 27, 2011 at 12:00 AM

And Palins abdication has not been explained sufficiently. All they do is give excuses, justification, and minimization of it. They cherry pick what she says and hear what fits the meme they want to believe.

csdeven on June 26, 2011 at 11:20 PM

Not a sterling day for Bachmann, so csdeven’s got to get back on the abdication monomania. I swear, if you’re not getting paid by the post it’s pathetic.

pseudoforce on June 27, 2011 at 12:19 AM

I have always thought that Chris Wallace is a flake.

This question confirms that.

It takes a flake to even contemplate to ask such a question, because flakes out themselves, especially if they are on the campaign trail – Al Gore and John Kerry remove all doubt.

Wallace must not like to kiss white female butt.

Black male butt it is for Wallace.

Well so that settles it, Wallace is gay.

Mcguyver on June 27, 2011 at 12:57 AM

In the context of her critics calling her a flake, asking directly if she really is a flake is not insulting on Wallace’s part. He phrased it awkwardly, perhaps due to time constraints. And she answered it well. No, she isn’t a flake. And yes, IMAO those who call her a flake are themselves flakes for even declaring or insinuating her to be a flake.

{^_^}

herself on June 27, 2011 at 3:55 AM

Ed, I have to disagree with your “Anti-American” comment Bachmann made in ’08 as being a negative. She’s absolutely right and should embrace this position and only clarify that Obama DOES hold anti-American views such as promoting a European style healthcare (he’s have pushed single payer if he’s had his way) a European style energy policy of heavy taxation with use of fossil fuels and pushing a higher progressive tax on “the rich”. Those are contrary to American values of fair pay for hard work. She only needs to clarify she doesn’t mean the foreign flag burners “Down with the USA” types. He gave a speech telling us that as POTUS he’d be “fundamentally transforming the United States of America”. In other words, he doesn’t like America as it was and wants (wanted)something different.

Renwaa on June 27, 2011 at 4:24 AM

Bachmann and Herman Cain are my top two picks for the nomination. The globalists, Marxists, professors&teachers, and the government media&entertainment complex FEARS Bachmann more than Palin or anybody for that matter. She will press the flesh of every American listening, considering, and learning about what we want like candidates used to do 200 years ago. A Bachmann/West ticket would be unstoppable. But again I think anybody from former cubs fan Steve(?) Bartman to bill buckner could beat Obama.

Obama will not win a second tern because he has managed to piss off everybody from many of his global Marxo-Fascists friends to the young lefties to most women, even most will not openly admit it, to many black Americans, though most will not admit it but it is sure talked about in the communities because he has not helped them and he is an embarrassment to the community as both weak and inauthentic, to all independents and conservatives. He has hinted he will not be running in 2012 in several interviews lately and if he does run, he has hinted that he knows he cannot win and will lose willingly to a Romney or Rick Perry both would be just as bad. Both have the nod of the Global Corporatists, pan Leninists and internationalists.

I’m very wary of Rick Perry. He is a Globalist stoge… a wolf in sheep’s clothing. If a candidate is a member of the globalist groups like trilateral, bilderberg, ect.. then I’m not interested. If that groups gives him the ok I’m running in the opposite direction. Hell even drudge is openly reporting on Bilderberg these last few years.

Romney NO

Palin NO run for senate and be a king maker

Perry NO

TPaw no

Demint Yes but stay a force in the Senate

Cain Yes even though he was a member of the KC FED but the KC FED is the only region that is against destroying the dollar. His membership does worry me though… worries me a lot

Huck NO

Paul NO but lord he has a great movement when is comes to sound monetary policy … and fiscal. Forgeign policy he is out there… way to out there. Would make a perfect Treasury Sec IMO

West Hell Yes…. if he is not picked for VP then you know the fix is in.

Johnson no… 8 years from now after we have moved back towards the Constitution he would be perfect as a VP

Huntsman Hell NO

Bachmann Yes the woman is smart and has a backbone the rivals West’s. She looks strong standing next to anybody including global leaders like Putin and China’s leaders, All of Europe’s leaders, I have faith that she will not be bought or compromised like West. I think Bachmann is Clinton of 1992 but only more intelligent and a person who loves her country and the Constitution. The lady is very strong, watch for the networks to ridicule her, give her little time on air display her intelligence, and lock her out of debates. They fear her more than Palin.

Rand Paul 8 years from now Yes but should be voted house leader asap.

Paul Ryan Yes only with West as VP

Christie no bc he does not want it and we need somebody who wants it

Jindal no

Newt Hell No

Barber Hell No

Rubio No because he seems power hungry and has globalist tenancies. I do not trust him.

Trump LOL hell no

like I said anybody will beat Obama, its important to elect a true conservative and Constitutionalist because we may have pasted the point of no return into a global government hell complete with a new worthless fiat currency so the sheep can buy their toys (ipads, smart phones, memberships to social data collecting sites…. I mean social networking sites) with digital gold which is the world’s currency of the future that will be deposited into your bank account after you have finished a weeks work or two weeks work on the global corporatists plantations. Don’t believe me about digital gold then google it because it was leaked, actually it was discussed in the open, to the FT or bloomberg or some major rag about a year or two ago. 1.2 quadtrillion in worthless derivatives must go back to zero, what they were worth to begin with.

Bachmann/West 2012 to usher in 100 years of conservative principles, Natural Rights, sound money, and the Constitution. Bachmann for 4 and West for the next 8. The dems have NOBODY in their farm system hence why the have infiltrated the Republican party and conservatism decades ago. The dems talent pool for the future is a joke that is laughable, just like Agent Chaos who once you see him for what he is, a big city street con man who is barely fit to run the find the red queen con. He is a weak pathetic loser who is not worth one more minute of good loyal Americans angst.

If Conservatives don’t blow their wad or show their hand too early we might take New York and Cali along with every other state in the Union, because the media and elites are clueless to the game the true conservative candidates are playing and by the time they catch on, 2024 AD, conservatives will have infiltrated and filled many of the posts those traitors once held since the 1960′s. That Dream Act was a hail mary desperation pass that will not work bc voters do not like or trust Obama, not even illegals. No Axelrod it is not cool to be an Obama supporter, put it pays well I hear… and it pays alot to get people to work for and support such a weak clueless leader 90 percent of voters would not follow out out the door marked exit of a burning building nor would they be seen with him in public because who wants to be seen with a naked man crazy enough to think he is clothed or a nerd who has the fashion sense of a 8 year old. Thank God for the secret ballot in Elections!!! Thank God a few leaders in Congress who are about to cause the Capital’s big brass balls to drop after the debt ceiling is raised a bit, and we can finally see who is on what team and vote them out!!!

We the People are Pissed and it is finally cool to be a pissed off individual, those asleep are slowly waking up pissed off. Ipads, Facebook, beer, and Bjs are no longer enough for the herd, the herd knows 2 + 2 =4 and realize they have been made fools of by believing it was 5, repeating the lie like they were smart having the correct answer of 5, and continuing to be told it is 5. The herd wants to be told it is 4, and that is what the new breed of Conservative leaders are telling them, and the herd feels smart and most importantly respected.

So rejoice our kids may be governed by Natural Law and the Constitution 20 years from now along with wages paid in sound money which is taxed by consumption and not taken by force. Most lawyers will be shown for the talentless crooks they are and people like myself will sacrifice to go back to school to become engineers or to get degree in math or science and work until age 80 willingly to rebuild a stronger America built and made by Americans.

2012 will either be a move into total bondage or the shackles will begin to come slowly off over the next 12 to 20 years. I get chill bumps thinking of the times we live in because they are unlike no other in the history of man. If people want to sit on the sidelines, that will be one large yellow stripe painted on their back and subconscious that will make their friends and family embarrassed to talk to them in public when the shackles start to come off.

Damn I love the smell of making history every morning with millions of my Countrymen and women… I love the smell of lefty desperation and cluelessness knowing they have no where to turn since they do not believe in God…. I love the smell of Mika Brzezinski’s growing insanity dripping on the worthless wet ink of globalist propaganda as she reads the news nobody can use… I love the smell of a stampeding herd running towards freedom with their doo doo stained hooves trampling the fences and tearing up the fresh clean carpets of their former plantation masters. It smells like Allen West’s worn brook brothers shirts after touching the grime from the rest of the members of Congress to women and sometimes men. Most of the time it smells like the mixture of Michelle Bachmann’s sweet sweat and her perfume called Brains&Backbone as she lay in the sun in a bikini on vacation or after a long day of work on a business suit reading books on Islam, China, Austrian schools of economics, Constitutional law, White papers from Constitutional think tanks to undo 100 years of Marxist chaos and destruction, the Fair Tax, and finally lingerie catalogs because at the end of her day she will always look sexy never rolling over complaining of a headache… but she provides relief like the wildcat we all know she is, and the pillow talk is foreplay for the next morning, her husband is one lucky man;-)

after 2012 we will all be able to laugh at the absurd again instead of crying and/or praying because the most absurd the world has ever known is the most powerful man on the planet, in charge of the strongest military ever with the most dangerous weapons man has ever known, printing tens of trillions of fiat to give to foreign banks, countries, failed companies, and the entitlement class, while playing golf as the world burns hotter and having 15 minute workouts with Reggie from 9 to 915 every morning before seizing more power to cause chaos like a infant firing a gun at people who tell him he can’t do something, those who uphold the Constitution and Natural Law and have pride in America.

Bachmann/West 2012 because Bachmann standing next to Putin will make Putin sweat with fear along with everybody who holds any power. Bachmann has brains and balls Palin has a cult and a TV show. Palin should back Bachmann because Palin is the only candidate in th USA that would lose to Obama. She would be one hell of a king maker though.

Watching_Cloward-Piven on June 27, 2011 at 5:05 AM

Bachmann in office as president would send millions and millions of Marxists, mostly older ones, to a padded room for good… and that’s good for America and the industries that make those padded rooms here in the USA.
Overnight most professors, government media propaganda operatives, Mika Brzezinski, mindless bureaucrats, hypocritical feminists, hollywood, and lefty bloggers would disappear because Michelle Bachmann as president would send them all over the edge never to be seen again. Because she is not compromised, authentic, conservative, lacks a cult of personality, loves the USA as it was under the Constitution and Sovereign Individuals, and finally when she does gaffe at least she still looks incredible and in control.

Keep Pressing the flesh Congresswoman, and you will be president. The more people hear her for themselves and listens to what she says, which are not talking points or fluff but comments with balls hanging low from them, the more she surges in the polls. She is far from a dumb person and not even in the same galaxy as the flakes in the race. Nobody wants her to win, that’s a big sign that says she is best for America and not the “world” on top of all her qualifications.

Watching_Cloward-Piven on June 27, 2011 at 5:26 AM

Bachmann has brains and balls Palin has a cult and a TV show. Palin should back Bachmann because Palin is the only candidate in th USA that would lose to Obama. She would be one hell of a king maker though.

Watching_Cloward-Piven on June 27, 2011 at 5:05 AM

If Palin is just a cult leader with a TV show and the only candidate who would lose to Obama, why would she be a good kingmaker? I would assume that if that is all she brings to the table, other “serious” candidates like Bachmann would be running away from her, not trying to get her endoresment. Why would primary voters who aren’t members of Palin’s cult care about who she endorses? A loser, abject failure and joke like Palin not only should be ignored, but whatever she advises, smart people should probably just to the opposite of right?

If Palin can be a kingmaker, she can win. If she can’t win, she can’t be a kingmaker. You can’t have it both ways.

Kataklysmic on June 27, 2011 at 5:27 AM

steebo77 on June 26, 2011 at 9:08 PM

Priceless. Just priceless.

MJBrutus on June 27, 2011 at 6:56 AM

And Palins abdication has not been explained sufficiently.

csdeven on June 26, 2011 at 11:20 PM

Do explain…

MeatHeadinCA on June 27, 2011 at 8:56 AM

Most of the time it smells like the mixture of Michelle Bachmann’s sweet sweat and her perfume called Brains&Backbone as she lay in the sun in a bikini on vacation or after a long day of work on a business suit reading books on Islam, China, Austrian schools of economics, Constitutional law, White papers from Constitutional think tanks to undo 100 years of Marxist chaos and destruction, the Fair Tax, and finally lingerie catalogs because at the end of her day she will always look sexy never rolling over complaining of a headache… but she provides relief like the wildcat we all know she is, and the pillow talk is foreplay for the next morning, her husband is one lucky man;-)

Wow. I never wanna hear anything about unseen again.

RepubChica on June 27, 2011 at 9:11 AM

Chris Wallace must be taking heat from his dad, and the other liberal elitist in the DC party set and is trying to save face by asking a question like that. Now he can get invited to all of those inside the beltway parties again.

p51d007 on June 27, 2011 at 9:52 AM

Wow. I never wanna hear anything about unseen again.

RepubChica on June 27, 2011 at 9:11 AM

Where in the he!l is that quote from?

massrighty on June 27, 2011 at 9:57 AM

Nevermind:

D’oh!

massrighty on June 27, 2011 at 10:03 AM

And Palins abdication has not been explained sufficiently.

csdeven on June 26, 2011 at 11:20 PM

Actually, it has; to every other sentient being in the cosmos except to you, it makes perfect logical sense. The rocks and stones at your feet know that it was the right thing to do for her family, and for Alaska.

You alone stay with this obsession.

massrighty on June 27, 2011 at 10:06 AM

would be happy to carry her baggage if she has so much. So who are the serious candidates?

Dasher on June 26, 2011 at 1:40 PM

the serious ones? I would say those with executive experience and good records. Perry if he gets in. Palin. maybe timmy. Mitt’s jobs records stinks but still I would say he was a serious candidate what with his money and all. huntsman I can’t stand but he has a caim to being a serious candidate. Cain, bachmann, Santourm newt not so much. Unless they got some executive experience hiding in their closets I’m unaware of.

unseen on June 26, 2011 at 2:12 PM

Unfortunately a non-serious community organizer was elected in 2008.

Dasher on June 27, 2011 at 10:26 AM

Says you, who obsesses about two sentences from her resignation speech and ignores everything else in the speech itself, in her books, and in her public statements ever since.

steebo77 on June 26, 2011 at 11:26 PM

The truth is in the details. The very first minute or so of her speech was the context for the rest of it. She established her priorities and you want to ignore that because it doesn’t fit your narrative. She will deal with her next elected office (if she ever has one) with the same priorities she did as governor. You want to pretend that she wouldn’t because it doesn’t fit your narrative. I do not ignore her bumbling stumbling speaking style and her inability to apologize when she confuses the facts.

We get it, you’re her fanboy and ignore her weaknesses because it doesn’t fit your narrative. In the final analysis, she resigned from the governorship, and her unfavorables are through the roof. She is not qualified or electable to the highest office in the federal government.

csdeven on June 27, 2011 at 10:32 AM

If you are thinking, I or we are obsessing about you, you are more seriously deranged than I thought possible. Obsessing about someone is your forte. And no I don’t have any place in my mind for dipsomaniac whore like you.

promachus on June 26, 2011 at 11:41 PM

I must say I haven’t seen that tactic yet to mask ones obsession over everything csdeven. Projecting your obsession on me may sound clever to you, but just the fact that you are attacking me because I criticize Palin and then calling me obsessed to hide your obsession of me only serves to illustrate the depth of your obsession with me.

Dude, I’ve told you this a dozen times at least….Palin is not you and you are not Palin. A criticism of her is not a personal insult of you.

csdeven on June 27, 2011 at 10:39 AM

Not a sterling day for Bachmann, so csdeven’s got to get back on the abdication monomania. I swear, if you’re not getting paid by the post it’s pathetic.

pseudoforce on June 27, 2011 at 12:19 AM

Back to obsessing on me over a criticism of Palin I see. I am wondering if you are participating in the csdeven obsession contest purposely or if you are trying not to compete but simply cannot help yourself?

csdeven on June 27, 2011 at 10:41 AM

The answer is YES, she IS a flake.

Shambhala on June 27, 2011 at 10:42 AM

Do explain…

MeatHeadinCA on June 27, 2011 at 8:56 AM

I don’t believe the rationalizations that the Palin fans use that are exactly contrary to he very own statements.

csdeven on June 27, 2011 at 10:43 AM

massrighty on June 27, 2011 at 10:06 AM

Well, you aren’t the only person at HA that obsesses over what I say. But I will say your obsession is one of the weakest I have seen. Your insults are unimaginative and banal.

The concerns over a politician who is presented as a de facto candidate for president by some of her supporters is not obsession. It is called vetting. And when it is discussed on a political blog, it is appropriate and proper. You should go ask your grammy about that.

csdeven on June 27, 2011 at 10:49 AM

late to this post but here’s my comment anyway:

It is immensely satisfying and encouraging to see Hot Air publish comments exposing Barack Obama’s many, many “misstatements” (or, in reality, more than likely his lack of awareness, revealing him to be a not-so-smart-guy-afterall).

MIchelle Bachmann is just fine in my view. More than that, she’s quite something and I feel proud that we Republicans have such a fine lady as this seeking the Presidency.

About Chris Wallace, I think he goes for the “queries” that generate him a certain credibility among the already-outraged. Or maybe he was just making Conservative fun of Chris Matthews asking Bachmann, for purposes of insulting her a while ago, if she was “hypnotized.” Maybe Wallace was just competing with Matthews for “Most Obnoxious” place in the Q&A business.

Lourdes on June 27, 2011 at 10:53 AM

I thought Chris Wallace was better than that.

txag92 on June 26, 2011 at 12:06 PM

Yes, so did I.

Lourdes on June 27, 2011 at 10:56 AM

“It could be that Wallace was giving Bachmann an opening to push back against the “flake” meme,. . .” That’s exactly what happened. I don’t think it was an insult but offering a chance to respond. There’s nothing wrong with that. She’s not President or even that well known, so you don’t have to treat her like one.

Obama, on the other hand, has to be given the deference due to his office. The gaffes Ed cites are all the evidence people need to conclude who the real flake is. Chris Wallace isn’t a partisan hack.

flataffect on June 27, 2011 at 11:42 AM

Interesting that Hot Air is so concerned about bad treatment meted out to Bachmann. Well, Tucker Carlson called Palin a MILF or something like that and I don’t remember HA going to war about it. I remember Palin being ambushed by Couric n Gibson in their interviews where they edited her answers out and then claimed the exact opposite of what Palin had said. I don’t remember HA going to war about it. In fact, AP was cheerfully rubbing in our face what Palin had done wrong. Apparently, if you are an establishment stalking horse you get different treatment. If you are not, you get treated like a castaway.

promachus on June 26, 2011 at 10:04 PM

Tucker was wrong… The ‘Cuda is a GILF (one of the very FEW)…

Khun Joe on June 27, 2011 at 12:58 PM

The answer is YES, she IS a flake.

Shambhala on June 27, 2011 at 10:42 AM

You came to this conclusion…how?

Jenfidel on June 27, 2011 at 2:43 PM

The answer is YES, she IS a flake.

Shambhala on June 27, 2011 at 10:42 AM

You came to this conclusion…how?

Jenfidel on June 27, 2011 at 2:43 PM

On the one hand the flake wants government out of people’s business, on the other hand she wants to amend the Constitution to prohibit gay marriage.

FLAKE

Shambhala on June 27, 2011 at 2:53 PM

On the one hand the flake wants government out of people’s business, on the other hand she wants to amend the Constitution to prohibit gay marriage.

FLAKE

Shambhala on June 27, 2011 at 2:53 PM

Jen beat me to the Q: that makes her religious right, not a flake, unless she wants to ban teaching evolution or something like believing North American free trade is a conspiracy.

AshleyTKing on June 27, 2011 at 2:57 PM

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