Bachmann bests Palin on Forbes’ list of the world’s most powerful women

posted at 12:45 pm on August 25, 2011 by Tina Korbe

Yes, the Bachmann v. Palin storyline is a little tired. The two attractive, conservative, matriarchal politicians might make natural rivals, but they need not be specifically pitted against each other just because they’re women. Still, it’s fun to stoke the nonexistent competition.

So, for what it’s worth, Rep. Michele Bachmann ranks No. 22 on Forbes’ list of the world’s most powerful women, released yesterday. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin ranks No. 34. The rankings are based on three metrics: Dollars, a traditional and social media component and power base points.

Perhaps Bachmann beat Palin in part because she is a declared presidential candidate, while Palin is still playing coy — at least, the list and various summaries of it on Forbes’ website emphasized that point. Palin’s media appearances certainly outstrip Bachmann’s: She has posted nearly 13,000 TV and radio hits to Bachmann’s nearly 4,000, and she has amassed more than 54,000 press clips to Bachmann’s 14,806. But, then, Bachmann also remains an elected official and, as such, had the opportunity to actually vote on the debt ceiling deal that so dominated the news in mid-summer. Certainly, anyone who has any kind of say over how the federal government spends trillions of dollars wields significant influence. (As an aside, Bachmann also beats Palin in years. I didn’t realize until I read this list that she’s eight years older than Palin!)

Of course, Bachmann and Palin weren’t the only U.S. politicians on the list. Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, for example, ranked No. 52. I couldn’t help but be exultant at her reduced power: From her new position of Minority Leader, she can do far less damage than she did in 2010. And, of course, as a “baby Palin” (kidding! Like most young conservative girls, I thought the Elle moniker for us a little silly), I couldn’t help but be glad our “Mama Grizzlies” beat Pelosi.

But all three venerable political leaders bowed to the youngest gal on the listLady Gaga, the 25-year-old entertainer extraordinaire. Her left-leaning agenda drives me a little mad, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t love her music. I dance every time one of her songs comes on the radio. With $90 million in earnings, extraordinary fundraising prowess (her endorsement of MAC Viva Glam lip gloss and lipstick raised some $202 million to fight HIV/AIDS) and record-breaking number of followers on Twitter (she was the first to break 12 million, ahead of Justin Bieber and Barack Obama), she’s too huge to ignore.

Forbes also compiled a list of women poised to assume power in the future. Tea Party darling Nikki Haley ranked high on that list, along with comedienne Kristen Wiig of Bridesmaids fame. Fun stuff.


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Yes, the Bachmann v. Palin storyline is a little tired.

But HotAir will still milk it like a cow…

gryphon202 on August 25, 2011 at 12:46 PM

Lady Gaga, the 25-year-old entertainer extraordinaire wannabe.

A matter of opinion.

itsnotaboutme on August 25, 2011 at 12:47 PM

This is a very significant development.

Thank you, Forbes, for bringing us this list.

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mankai on August 25, 2011 at 12:48 PM

Lady Gaga, the 25-year-old entertainer extraordinaire wannabe.

A matter of opinion.

itsnotaboutme on August 25, 2011 at 12:47 PM

She is rolling in the dough. That much is undeniable. That said, she’s right up there with Eminem on the list of “scummy pukes I’ll never buy a CD of.”

gryphon202 on August 25, 2011 at 12:49 PM

Which one of the chicks on the list makes the best sammiches?

mankai on August 25, 2011 at 12:49 PM

Bachmann is besting Palin in every category, including courage to enter the POTUS fray.

Bishop on August 25, 2011 at 12:49 PM

her endorsement of MAC Viva Glam lip gloss and lipstick raised some $202 million to fight HIV/AIDS

Holy crap! Non-government entities can raise money for chartible endeavors? Who would of thought??? I thought government had to have a role.

WashJeff on August 25, 2011 at 12:50 PM

Michelle Obama is the 8th most powerful woman in the world?

f off.

Also, what an Amerocentric bullsh*t list.

Dave Rywall on August 25, 2011 at 12:50 PM

“she’s too huge to ignore.”

Hmm, I’m ignoring her quite well.

leftnomore on August 25, 2011 at 12:51 PM

Let’s see. If Bachmann says “jump”, the media answers, “rope?” If Palin says “jump”, the media asks, “how high?”. Yeah, sure. MB is more powerful that SP.

NoNails on August 25, 2011 at 12:51 PM

This is a sad commentary on the nature of woman power. Other than the power to make me change the channel, Gaga, Palin, and Bachmann got nothin.

borntoraisehogs on August 25, 2011 at 12:52 PM

I see Moochele is number eight. I will grant them she is the most powerful vacationer in the world.

NotCoach on August 25, 2011 at 12:52 PM

Did they rank their dusting and cleaning skills?

faraway on August 25, 2011 at 12:52 PM

meh

when you have michelle obama at #8 for some ungodly reason..all she has is a vegetable garden to claim and taking away our french fries….

cmsinaz on August 25, 2011 at 12:53 PM

Which one of the chicks on the list makes the best sammiches?

mankai on August 25, 2011 at 12:49 PM

You want to be in a Hillary\Pelosi sammich?

WashJeff on August 25, 2011 at 12:54 PM

The Queen of Rage wins!

portlandon on August 25, 2011 at 12:54 PM

Which one of the chicks on the list makes the best sammiches?

mankai on August 25, 2011 at 12:49 PM

You know what they say about wanting something done right?

JohnGalt23 on August 25, 2011 at 12:55 PM

Michelle Obama is the 8th most powerful woman in the world?

f off.

Also, what an Amerocentric bullsh*t list.

Dave Rywall on August 25, 2011 at 12:50 PM

Suck it, Canadian lefty worshiper.

fossten on August 25, 2011 at 12:55 PM

Which one of the chicks on the list makes the best sammiches?

mankai on August 25, 2011 at 12:49 PM

Palin’s moose meat in bear gravy on rye is a little tough. Bachmann wins that one.

RBMN on August 25, 2011 at 12:55 PM

You want to be in a Hillary\Pelosi sammich?

WashJeff on August 25, 2011 at 12:54 PM

Isn’t there something about this being illegal in the Geneva Convention?

NotCoach on August 25, 2011 at 12:55 PM

Slow news day?

KeepOhioRed on August 25, 2011 at 12:56 PM

she’s too huge to ignore

Erm … not, not really.
So I guess she’s still alive? Still bluffin with her … baked goods and what not?

Axe on August 25, 2011 at 12:56 PM

Michelle Obama is the 8th most powerful woman in the world?f off.

Also, what an Amerocentric bullsh*t list.

Dave Rywall on August 25, 2011 at 12:50 PM

Finally, something we agree on. As for Amerocentric, explain Merkel & the Brazillian President in the top ten? Who else would you put in there?

AH_C on August 25, 2011 at 12:57 PM

Also, what an Amerocentric bullsh*t list.

Dave Rywall on August 25, 2011 at 12:50 PM

Wallboard is pi$$ed that his Canadian Heroine Margot Kidder didn’t make the list.

KeepOhioRed on August 25, 2011 at 12:58 PM

“she’s too huge to ignore.”

Hmm, I’m ignoring her quite well.

leftnomore on August 25, 2011 at 12:51 PM

Sorry; we were thinking the same thing. I should have quoted you, but I missed it the first read through.

Axe on August 25, 2011 at 12:59 PM

And the liberal list puts Barack Obama on the top> Are rational voters really supposed to get our comprehension of what and who the nation needs to save it, from a Forbes list?

That’s just one opinion. They get one vote -so do I, and if Sarah runs, mine will certainly negate theirs.

When are we going to stop playing GOP Kentucky Derby Days and get down to discussing how and what needs to be rolled back after Sarah, or whoever it is, gets in?

Don L on August 25, 2011 at 12:59 PM

Michelle Obama, and Ellen DeGeneres?

Say What?

sandee on August 25, 2011 at 1:00 PM

Isn’t there something about this being illegal in the Geneva Convention?

NotCoach on August 25, 2011 at 12:55 PM

But Cheney would use it again in extreme cases.

WashJeff on August 25, 2011 at 1:00 PM

Yes, the Bachmann v. Palin storyline is a little tired.

But HotAir will still milk it like a cow…

gryphon202 on August 25, 2011 at 12:46 PM

Too bad it’s a bull…

the_nile on August 25, 2011 at 1:01 PM

Well at least Bachmann beats Palin at something./

idesign on August 25, 2011 at 1:02 PM

Also, what an Amerocentric bullsh*t list.

Dave Rywall on August 25, 2011 at 12:50 PM

Damn straight! Where’s Anne Murray?!?

NotCoach on August 25, 2011 at 1:02 PM

And the reason for this needs its own thread is?

What’s next, a thread with Who Wore It Best?

lonestar1 on August 25, 2011 at 1:03 PM

Palin undoubtedly has more power than Bachmann.

MadisonConservative on August 25, 2011 at 1:04 PM

Also, what an Amerocentric bullsh*t list.

Dave Rywall on August 25, 2011 at 12:50 PM

You know, boy, if your parents & grandparents were just a little smarter, and said no to Trudeau, it could have been Canada making lists that Americans read, but no. History is a b**ch, for leftist losers, sometimes.

MNHawk on August 25, 2011 at 1:04 PM

Which one of the chicks on the list makes the best sammiches?

mankai on August 25, 2011 at 12:49 PM

You want to be in a Hillary\Pelosi sammich?

WashJeff on August 25, 2011 at 12:54 PM

Hillary didn’t look too bad when they dolled her up for the inauguration balls… Pelosi would require me to be in a toxic waste protection suit.

mankai on August 25, 2011 at 1:04 PM

Slow news day?

KeepOhioRed on August 25, 2011 at 12:56 PM

Looks like it..:)

Dire Straits on August 25, 2011 at 1:04 PM

What this world classifies as powerful is simply laughable.

withmanitisimpossible on August 25, 2011 at 1:05 PM

Which one of the chicks on the list makes the best sammiches?
mankai on August 25, 2011 at 12:49 PM

You want to be in a Hillary\Pelosi sammich?

WashJeff on August 25, 2011 at 12:54 PM

Chris Dodd and the late Teddy “The Swimmer” Kennedy wrote the book on waitress sandwiches.

gryphon202 on August 25, 2011 at 1:06 PM

Dave Rywall on August 25, 2011 at 12:50 PM

Yeah. Where’s Celine Dion?

mankai on August 25, 2011 at 1:06 PM

Hillary didn’t look too bad when they dolled her up for the inauguration balls… Pelosi would require me to be in a toxic waste protection suit.

mankai on August 25, 2011 at 1:04 PM

Not even to save all life on earth.

Axe on August 25, 2011 at 1:06 PM

Bachmann is besting Palin in every category, including courage to enter the POTUS fray.

Bishop on August 25, 2011 at 12:49 PM

Yep. Beginning to look that way. Indecisive or afraid.

a capella on August 25, 2011 at 1:08 PM

Whatever, go get me a beer missy.

rickyricardo on August 25, 2011 at 1:08 PM

Gee whiz Tina, writing about this kind of crap is really beneath you. What’s next, Octo-Mom stories?

Knucklehead on August 25, 2011 at 1:14 PM

I dance every time one of her songs comes on the radio.

Hmmmm. Tina, somehow I had you pegged as more of a Black Eyed Pea gal, but if you like Lady GaGa, dance, baby, dance. Then again, I Gotta Feelin’ you may have had a Bad Romance. ;-)

TXUS on August 25, 2011 at 1:15 PM

This list is a political statement. The Republican women are downgraded because liberals don’t want to have them near the top of the list, where they belong.
——————————
Yeah. Where’s Celine Dion?

mankai on August 25, 2011 at 1:06 PM

“Let them touch those thing just one time!” Celine Dion, after Katrina, I believe.

Really Right on August 25, 2011 at 1:17 PM

Lady GaGa… Dale Bozzio without the talent or the looks…

phreshone on August 25, 2011 at 1:19 PM

I dance every time one of her songs comes on the radio.

Hotair bloggers have come to this.

How old are you?

keep the change on August 25, 2011 at 1:20 PM

Michelle Obama is the 8th most powerful woman in the world?

f off.

Also, what an Amerocentric bullsh*t list.

Dave Rywall on August 25, 2011 at 12:50 PM

We agree. She s/b way down the list. What is her claim to fame, outside of hospital patient dumping, at a salary of $450,000/year, gotten by her friend?

Schadenfreude on August 25, 2011 at 1:23 PM

Hotair bloggers have come to this.

How old are you?

keep the change on August 25, 2011 at 1:20 PM

Why are you even here? Just piss off, already.

MadisonConservative on August 25, 2011 at 1:23 PM

Interesting that the list shows Bachmann’s category as “Politics” and Palin’s as “Celebrity/Lifestyle.” The latter category is where they put the likes of Lady GaGa, Beyonce, Angelina Jolie, etc. So, Forbes had to get in its little slam on Sarah anyway. No surprise.

TXUS on August 25, 2011 at 1:25 PM

Why are you even here? Just piss off, already.

MadisonConservative on August 25, 2011 at 1:23 PM

Oh, look, the baby is cranky.

keep the change on August 25, 2011 at 1:26 PM

All I can think of is……”It’s a mad, mad world”.

Amjean on August 25, 2011 at 1:30 PM

(her endorsement of MAC Viva Glam lip gloss and lipstick raised some $202 million to fight HIV/AIDS) and record-breaking number of followers on Twitter (she was the first to break 12 million, ahead of Justin Bieber and Barack Obama), she’s too huge to ignore.

How big was that Ron Paul money bomb again?

unclesmrgol on August 25, 2011 at 1:31 PM

ROFLMAO. anyone that think Bachmann is more powerful than Palin hasn’t been paying attention.

These people living in their little media NYC-DC bubble really have no idea what is about to hit them.

unseen on August 25, 2011 at 1:32 PM

Forbes also compiled a list of women poised to assume power in the future. Tea Party darling Nikki Haley ranked high on that list, along with comedienne Kristen Wiig of Bridesmaids fame. Fun stuff.

Yeah, sure. I guess.

Missy on August 25, 2011 at 1:32 PM

Wallboard is pi$$ed that his Canadian Heroine Margot Kidder didn’t make the list.

KeepOhioRed on August 25, 2011 at 12:58 PM

Heh. +100

unclesmrgol on August 25, 2011 at 1:33 PM

Also, what an Amerocentric bullsh*t list.
Dave Rywall on August 25, 2011 at 12:50 PM

Well we’re the third most populous nation in the world and the women in the first two ain’t doing much that would get them on such a list.

I suppose you think that Canada and Burkina Faso are under-represented?

Akzed on August 25, 2011 at 1:34 PM

You want to be in a Hillary\Pelosi sammich?

WashJeff on August 25, 2011 at 12:54 PM

I couldn’t do that to my ex-brother-in-law.

Waterboarding? Yes
Draw and quarter? probably
That? no

katy the mean old lady on August 25, 2011 at 1:34 PM

What is [Michelle Hussein Obooba's] claim to fame, outside of hospital patient dumping, at a salary of $450,000/year, gotten by her friend? Schadenfreude on August 25, 2011 at 1:23 PM

Come to think of it, who took her job at the hospital when she left…? Or was she just… irreplaceable?

Akzed on August 25, 2011 at 1:38 PM

Bachmann is besting Palin in every category, including courage to enter the POTUS fray.

Bishop on August 25, 2011 at 12:49 PM

Yep. Beginning to look that way. Indecisive or afraid.

a capella on August 25, 2011 at 1:08 PM

Can you imagine someone running a variant of Hillary’s 3 AM Phone Call Ad. This time with the phone ringing endlessly and the announcer saying: “Sarah Palin, Too paralyzed by fear to answer the call”.

meci on August 25, 2011 at 1:39 PM

Any list that includes Ann Curry and Tina Brown is immediately suspect.

Red Cloud on August 25, 2011 at 1:41 PM

All I can say is it’s a good thing Palinistas don’t have nukes.

Perry/Bachmann 2012 – their skins are thick enough.

NickDeringer on August 25, 2011 at 1:42 PM

Come to think of it, who took her job at the hospital when she left…? Or was she just… irreplaceable?

Akzed on August 25, 2011 at 1:38 PM

No point , you just cant find Michelle O’s competence anywhere…

the_nile on August 25, 2011 at 1:44 PM

Somewhere in San Francisco, an elderly lady, living life under the delusion that she’s perpetually 21, is sitting at her vanity. Staring with intent at her reflection, as she applies ruby red lipstick to her crinckled, almost non existent lips, as if Ronald McDonald was her make up artist. Repeating to herself over, and over…. I am 21. I am beautiful. I am powerful. I am 21. I am beautiful. I am powerful.

capejasmine on August 25, 2011 at 1:44 PM

When a 25 year old nut case who dresses in raw meat is that influential, you know your world is in big trouble.

pannw on August 25, 2011 at 1:47 PM

Come to think of it, who took her job at the hospital when she left…? Or was she just… irreplaceable?

Akzed on August 25, 2011 at 1:38 PM

They eliminated the job after she left. IIRC it was created for her when her husband suddenly became a Senator.

Isn’t that surprising?

Missy on August 25, 2011 at 1:48 PM

Come to think of it, who took her job at the hospital when she left…? Or was she just… irreplaceable?

Akzed on August 25, 2011 at 1:38 PM

I can’t remember where I’d read it, but that job was especially created for Queen Michelle, and when she left it, the job was never filled by anyone else. In otherwords, it was a put up job, for Barack.

Good thing they hired the humanitarian, who is allegedly for the poor. What would they do without her, and her program to shove them out of HER hospital, and on to other hospitals, because she didn’t want their unseemly persons in HER hospital.

capejasmine on August 25, 2011 at 1:49 PM

When a 25 year old nut case who dresses in raw meat is that influential, you know your world is in big trouble.

pannw on August 25, 2011 at 1:47 PM

Not just influential. According to the list, powerful!

This list is very, very important.

Missy on August 25, 2011 at 1:52 PM

What would they do without her, and her program to shove them out of HER hospital, and on to other hospitals, because she didn’t want their unseemly persons in HER hospital.

capejasmine on August 25, 2011 at 1:49 PM

No wonder she’s never been proud of this country. Bunch of heartless ba$tards.

a capella on August 25, 2011 at 1:59 PM

Interesting takeaway on your part, Tina, Bachmann vs. Palin. I don’t look at it that way. The way I see it is two terrific conservative women on my team are BOTH on the list. It’s been awhile since we’ve seen that. Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann are both great representatives of the way I think and what I believe in than anyone else currently in the presidential field. In the bigger picture they’re teammates. They may ultimately become opponents but after that’s done, if one of them should prove to be the nominee you can bet the other will campaign hard for her. Rinos don’t do that, by the way. They run as independents or become Democrats, quickly.

I do think Michelle Bachmann’s campaign manager selection was a very big disappointment. ?

ncjetsfan on August 25, 2011 at 2:15 PM

Well at least Bachmann beats Palin at something./

idesign on August 25, 2011 at 1:02 PM

They really forgot a few things. Bachmann certainly beats Palin in Ego and mistruths to put it mildly. I don’t have time for the other many ways MB leads.

I’ve read enough about MB and have a list and don’t need to search for anymore facts. She can’t hold a candle to SP. If she ever learned to walk her talk, she might have some credibility.

bluefox on August 25, 2011 at 2:15 PM

Interesting that the list shows Bachmann’s category as “Politics” and Palin’s as “Celebrity/Lifestyle.” The latter category is where they put the likes of Lady GaGa, Beyonce, Angelina Jolie, etc. So, Forbes had to get in its little slam on Sarah anyway. No surprise.

TXUS on August 25, 2011 at 1:25 PM

Thanks for pointing that out. I figured there was some ulterior motive. Especially when Tina said:

Still, it’s fun to stoke the nonexistent competition.

Quite a slam there Tina. Like Rove much?

bluefox on August 25, 2011 at 2:20 PM

We agree. She s/b way down the list. What is her claim to fame, outside of hospital patient dumping, at a salary of $450,000/year, gotten by her friend?

Schadenfreude on August 25, 2011 at 1:23 PM

Best at vacay on other people’s dime?

tinkerthinker on August 25, 2011 at 2:25 PM

Bachmann is besting Palin in every category, including courage to enter the POTUS fray.

Bishop on August 25, 2011 at 12:49 PM

This isn’t about courage. This is about strategy.

Palin’s strategy is to bide her time rather than rush into the fray.

powerpro on August 25, 2011 at 2:27 PM

And, of course, as a “baby Palin” (kidding! Like most young conservative girls, I thought the Elle moniker for us a little silly)

Totally agree. It is silly and ridiculous. Young conservative women haven’t raised a family, run a state, or learned the hard way to how to beat the media at their own game. They in no way have earned the right to be compared to Palin. It was a nice gesture by Elle to try an elevate young conservatives in that way though, merited or not.

Kataklysmic on August 25, 2011 at 2:31 PM

“Hillary didn’t look too bad when they dolled her up for the inauguration balls…”

You want a second whack at that?

ncjetsfan on August 25, 2011 at 2:32 PM

This list is just as silly as People’s Most Beautiful Person in the World list.

RedRobin145 on August 25, 2011 at 2:35 PM

And we’ll pretend you never typed that.

ncjetsfan on August 25, 2011 at 2:36 PM

If Michelle is at #8 (laughable) then how is the puppet master Valerie Jarret not on the list at all? She holds a lot of real power (unfortunately for us all), not the faux power talked about in this list.

Muletrain on August 25, 2011 at 2:41 PM

If Michelle is at #8 (laughable) then how is the puppet master Valerie Jarret not on the list at all? She holds a lot of real power (unfortunately for us all), not the faux power talked about in this list.

Muletrain on August 25, 2011 at 2:41 PM

+1

the_nile on August 25, 2011 at 2:42 PM

Best at vacay on other people’s dime?

tinkerthinker on August 25, 2011 at 2:25 PM

Indeed. May the live lobsters attack her.

Schadenfreude on August 25, 2011 at 2:47 PM

But all three venerable political leaders bowed to the youngest gal on the list — Lady Gaga, the 25-year-old entertainer extraordinaire. Her left-leaning agenda drives me a little mad, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t love her music.

I like her music, too, probably because it is so derivative. You can say a lot of things about her, but originality isn’t her thing. She’s like a more subtle Weird Al, the musical cameleon. Even her antics are just over the top exagerations of what others have already done.

Count to 10 on August 25, 2011 at 2:48 PM

I do think Michelle Bachmann’s campaign manager selection was a very big disappointment. ?

ncjetsfan on August 25, 2011 at 2:15 PM

Rollins? lol. If Palin gets in he’ll view her as MB’s biggest rival, just because of gender. He’ll have mud flying within 2 weeks.

a capella on August 25, 2011 at 2:49 PM

Wow. Oprah has fallen pretty far… and, Melinda Gates? Good on you, girl. Nerd love pays off BIG time.

Fallon on August 25, 2011 at 2:53 PM

Finally, something we agree on. As for Amerocentric, explain Merkel & the Brazillian President in the top ten? Who else would you put in there?

AH_C on August 25, 2011 at 12:57 PM
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35 out of the top 50 are American.
Ridiculous.

Merkel is definitely #1

Obama at 8 is a f*cking joke. Why, because she tells people to eat salad and do sit ups?

Dave Rywall on August 25, 2011 at 3:13 PM

Her left-leaning agenda drives me a little mad, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t love her music

=================

The funny thing was, I caught her on the Graham Norton show one day, and she was stating a lot of stuff.. some of it was oddball, but a lot of it was definitely what sounded like a lot of libertarian feelings.

DaSaintFan on August 25, 2011 at 3:15 PM

what exactly has Michelle Bachmann ever done? nothing significant comes to mind.

maineconservative on August 25, 2011 at 5:18 PM

Where’s Anne Murray?!?

NotCoach on August 25, 2011 at 1:02 PM

Isn’t she still the most influential Candaian woman in the world? I thought so.

And whoever scraped the paint off that crack in the wall, spackled it and repaint it, or it will keep showing up.

Freelancer on August 25, 2011 at 6:07 PM

While Madam Merkel is busy saving the lazy stepchildren which are the socialized nations of the EU, Lady Gaga is wearing a skyscraper for a hat.

Freelancer on August 25, 2011 at 6:20 PM

Yes, the Bachmann v. Palin storyline is a little tired. The two attractive, conservative, matriarchal politicians might make natural rivals, but they need not be specifically pitted against each other just because they’re women. Still, it’s fun to stoke the nonexistent competition.

Good, clean, innocent fun? Maybe.

But there are sure to be some idiots trying to draw conclusions from this. Like, “journalists can be so absurd.”

didymus on August 25, 2011 at 8:37 PM

Palin, #34 behind Gaga, Pelosi, Clinton, and Bachmann? Absurd. That alone tells you the person who compiled the list is either a Democrat or an idiot. But, then, I repeat myself.

SilentWatcher on August 25, 2011 at 8:45 PM

Palin, #34 behind Gaga, Pelosi, Clinton, and Bachmann? Absurd. That alone tells you the person who compiled the list is either a Democrat or an idiot. But, then, I repeat myself.

SilentWatcher on August 25, 2011 at 8:45 PM

Not all Democrats are idiots. I think.

didymus on August 25, 2011 at 9:10 PM

Bachmann … the other frontloader … este … front-rudder? ….

Yikes … frontrunner too!

TheAlamos on August 26, 2011 at 2:26 AM

This list is very, very important.

Missy on August 25, 2011 at 1:52 PM

Perfect.

Axe on August 26, 2011 at 1:12 PM