Montanans got a scare when an article written a few weeks ago went viral quoting Michelle Bachmann as saying that she is moving to Montana.
During the debate leading up to the Marriage Equality Act that recently passed in the Minnesota Legislature, reportedly had Bachmann pronounced that if the measure passed and gays could marry legally in her state, she and her husband would leave Minnesota so as to “escape the new Sodom and Gomorah,” meaning Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Sadly for Montana bloggers (but luckily for Montana residents), this “article” turned out to be satire.
It’s easy to see why so many took it for the truth.
One can easily imagine Bachmann settling down in the Flathead Valley, to join her soulmates like Chuck Baldwin, Derek Skees, Tim Baldwin, Rollan Roberts II, John Trochmann and company; and to be near places like the Pinehaven Ranch, a boarding school which uses corporal punishment. Perhaps she would send her kids there. She might also enjoy hanging with the occasional skinhead. And in the legislature, she could pal around with Krayton Kerns, who once wrote that an Obama-induced Armageddon is imminent, along with a mass extinction of most humans but a repopulating of Montana by people who can shoot their own meat.
If she were to relocate here, certainly a run for office would not be far off, perhaps even US Senate in 2014.
At any rate, Bachmann bemoaning the sodomites descending upon her in Minnesota is a little too realistic to immediately strike one as satirical.
Bachmann and her husband remind me of the people who packed up their cars in a panic and fled to the countryside on the night of October 30, 1938, when they heard Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds radio broadcast and mistook it for an actual invasion by Martians. Montana needs fewer of these people, not more.