On Buckley And Bachmann

Michelle Bachmann's 28-year old son and close adviser, Lucas Bachmann, apparently admires the late William F. Buckley:

“[M]ovement intellects such as Buckley are indelible,” Lucas Bachmann wrote. “Like the majority of conservatives, I watched and marveled at his eloquent didacticism drawn from a prolix lexicon that can only be described as Buckleyesque.”

It's rolling off Pareene's back:

This Lucas Bachmann revelation is supposed to be surprising, because his mother "hates" those "Washington elites" so much, and because Buckley himself would've immediately pegged her as a dimwit nutter, but the conservative elites need their useful idiots, and a clownish anti-intellectual can quite easily produce a clownish pseudo-intellectual.