Sunday, September 18, 2011

Logic? We don't need no stinkin' logic...

The other day, Michele Bachmann attacked Texas Governor and presidential contender Rick Perry for requiring young girls to be vaccinated for HPV, the virus that can cause cervical cancer:

"To have innocent little 12-year-old girls be forced to have a government injection through an executive order is just wrong,” Bachmann said. “Little girls who have a negative reaction to this potentially dangerous drug don’t get a mulligan."

As usual, Bachmann's Brain utters more apocryphal nonsense. Dangerous drug? There's no evidence of that, but facts and evidence are not something that Bachmann trades in. What she does trade in is nonsense logic--the kind that you might find in an 8th grade book report that a kid threw together at the last minute and clearly got lazy/tired toward the end of it. As further evidence of this, the other night on the Tonight show, when Jay Leno asked Michele Bachmann about her attacks on Rick Perry's policy on HPV vaccinations, Bachmann's response was incomprehensible. As a blogger from the Guardian reports:

Logical thought: not MB's strong suit...
"After Bachmann came on stage to Walking on Sunshine, Leno dispensed with chit-chat and quickly asked Bachmann about her attacks on Texas governor Rick Perry's support for the HPV vaccineIs that bad? it's a vaccine to prevent to prevent cervical cancer," asked Leno.

'Well I think so,' replied Bachmann. 'The concern is that there are potentially side effects that can come with something like that. But it gives a false sense of assurance to a young woman when she has that, that if she's sexually active that she doesn't have to worry about sexually transmitted diseases."

La La La La La...
Good news for those not remotely controlled by aliens...
The biggest invisible ally in the "all-in, wordage is confusatory" candidacies of Bachmann and Perry is that they completely lack any humility whatsoever. Whatever tortured english and damaged logic that happens to escape the dungeons of their "abby someone" brains is their bottomline views, dammit, and they ain't backin' off! :D

That's the good news, because no matter how incredibly stupid or dangerous or inane their comments, these candidates will stick by 'em, and that's good for anyone who isn't remotely controlled by aliens.

...the bad news is that it takes a lot to shift those who are. 
Unfortunately, it takes the hoople head electorate many examples of violently stupid nonsense before it actually sinks in that these people are less suited as candidates for office than they are for heavy sedation and restraints.

If a Democratic candidate uttered half the nonsense that the republicans do, we'd never hear the end of it. (BTW what *is* it with republicans that they don't actually understand the language? Before dubya, there was his daddy and the beginning of Bushisms, and who could forget Mr. Potatos, Dan Quayle, english language mass murderer?)

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