HMM. Michele Bachmann’s got her name in the newspapers again! This happens very easily: go on the wingnut’s radio show, get asked “what’s the reaction” in Minnesota to the fact that the state has an “openly” Muslim congressman (Keith Ellison) who knows Muslim people (Barack Obama?), and argue that the liberal media is not concerned enough about this very obvious terrorism, what with the Flying Imams and stuff who probably all know Ellison from Muslim parties and Al Qaeda.
Here’s a rather lengthy transcript excerpt, which is worth reading in its entirety, for hilarity:
LR: Minnesota is the first state to have elected an openly, avowed Muslim to Congress, Mr. Ellison. The word is, he is heavily involved in what amounts to a talent search for Muslims to fill jobs of some importance in the Obama administration. What’s the reaction to that back in Minnesota?
MB: You know, I think our, our news media hasn’t, hasn’t put that message out. We have a very liberal new media here in the state of Minnesota and that message hasn’t gone out. I think that most people probably aren’t aware of that.
LR: I, I, I’m gonna ask you about some things that are probably old news to you, but to, uh, to the rest of the country, especially here in the western part of the country, uh, there, there are still some mystery attached. For example, that uh, airport taxi driver controversy at, uh, the major airport, Minneapolis airport, did that ever get sorted out?
MB: Ah, yes, ah, the, the taxi drivers were required to go ahead and give people rides even if they carried alcohol, so that was sorted out. And we also were the site of the six flying imams, I don’t know if you remember that-
LR: Oh yes.
MB: The imams, the imams were actually attending, ah, Congressman Keith Ellison’s victory celebration, when he won as a member of Congress. [Ed: This is a lie.] And the imams went to the Minneapolis airport to leave and go home. While they were there, they were shouting phrases anti-Bush, anti-America and they laid their prayer shawls—er, their prayer rugs out on the floor in the airport terminal, were having their prayers, and um, were making these statements and when they got aboard the airplane, they switched seats, they didn’t go to their proper seats, and they went in the pattern of the nine-one-one uh, um, terrorists who were on the airplanes, and they all asked for seatbelt extenders on their seats, in the airplane, and these weren’t large people. So, uh, there were people on the airplane that became very nervous about these public displays and they alerted the airplane authorities, and so, these six imams were taken off of the airplane. Well, the imams ended up suing everyone on the plane, the whistleblowers, and they said that their civil rights were violated. So that’s been a big mess, that case, and I don’t, I’m not sure, but I don’t believe that that’s been resolved yet.
…the fuck is she babbling about?