Well, this is a little weird. Cher--what, you don't follow her on Twitter?--has gone and attacked Michele Bachmann's husband, Marcus, whose mental health clinic has been in the news for accepting $137,000 in Medicaid funds. But that's not what has Cher steamed. At least, not directly. Marcus Bachmann dubiously claims to "cure" gays, whom he has also referred to as "barbarians." That's the part that Cher's upset about, and on Twitter earlier she made explicit a charge about Mr. Bachmann's own, um, "barbarianism," that heretofore had been circulating only in far-right venues:
Joshua Green is a former senior editor at The Atlantic.