David Frum

07.23.12

Michele Bachmann: Crazy Like a Fox

The Beltway and Beltway Republicans may be offended/amazed by Michele Bachmann's warning that the Muslim Brotherhood has penetrated the State Department in the person of Mrs. Anthony Weiner, but the message is playing well to the folks at home.

Supporters like Duane Halstad, a 69-year-old who was sitting on a porch watching a parade here, said Bachmann is the “only one telling the truth about this thing.” He also said he believes President Barack Obama vacations on Martha’s Vineyard to observe the Islamic holiday of Ramadan. Obama is a Christian.

Rachel Olson, a 41-year-old from Isanti said flatly that she doesn’t “think [Bachmann] would make something up.”