– Bachmann Blames Deadly Natural Disasters on God’s Wrath (Truthdig, Aug 29, 2011):
Michele Bachmann’s press secretary said the candidate was obviously speaking in jest when she attributed the recent earthquake and storm afflicting the East to an angry God. Well, as long as she was only joking about events that killed at least 35 people. …
Here’s the quote: “Washington, D.C.—you’d think by now they’d get the message. An earthquake. A hurricane. Are you listening? The American people have done everything they possibly can. Now it’s time for an act of God and we’re getting it.”
Not amused? CNN is. Listen to the anchors’ jokey banter after they play the clip—and try not to be so serious, blogosphere. It’s funny to joke about storms that kill people. Don’t be a buzzkill.