Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann gave a Tea Party radio host an interview on Tuesday, mostly featuring the expected rigamarole: President Obama committed impeachable offenses, the media should be called the "treason media," etc. But she also went out of her way to clear up one misconception that no one ever had in history: that the sketch lampooning Republicans on Saturday Night Live last week featured her, not Miley Cyrus.
Here's the clip from the radio show.
Bachmann: What was kind of funny is the Monday after Saturday Night Live aired, we had a lot of calls in the office and people thought that that actually was me in the skit. I will tell you, as a 57-year-old woman, it's been a long time since I was confused for a 20-year-old.
Host: I'm guessing you don't do a lot of twerking.
Bachmann: No, I've never done twerking in my life and I don't intend to take it up.
After hearing that, our curiosity was piqued. Is it possible that there is an audience of people hip enough to be familiar with the latest sketches on SNL, yet unhip enough not to recognize Miley Cyrus in a very lame costume? Are there people who DVR sketch comedy shows to watch at a reasonable time of day, perhaps while enjoying a bowl of Farina?
Well, if you haven't yet seen the sketch in question, we have the perfect opportunity to test the credibility of Bachmann's claim. We've pulled clips from the SNL segment and from Bachmann's announcement that she wouldn't seek another term in office after 2014 and created GIFs. Can you tell which is which?
Click the GIF with the real Michele Bachmann.
Anyway, the point is that you should treat Bachmann's protestations about Obama's thuggery and warnings about the imminent threat of civil unrest with the same amount of credulity you apply to her suggestion that people thought she was licking John Boehner's face on national TV.
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