Michele Bachmann talks. Hilarity ensues:
We like to keep track of the, er, intriguing sayings of Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, the Christian Right champion from Minnesota. But this latest is really out there — Bachmann says we don’t need pesky environmentalists like Nancy Pelosi around, because Jesus already saved the planet!
“[Pelosi] is committed to her global warming fanaticism to the point where she has said that she’s just trying to save the planet,” Bachmann told the right-wing news site OneNewsNow. “We all know that someone did that over 2,000 years ago, they saved the planet — we didn’t need Nancy Pelosi to do that.”
Wowie wow wow wow. That’s some hardcore wingnuttery right there, right up there with the time she spied on a GLBT rally at the state capitol, or got “attacked” by evil lesbian secret agents in a Scandia restroom, or kissed George W. Bush after the State of the Union, or revealed the secret plan to partition Iraq, or explained how awesome it was that Minnesotans all have to work second jobs just to get by, or told us that Jesus had hand-picked her to run.
The sad thing is, not only is Bachmann’s statement scary to anyone who’d like the government to behave as if the Rapture isn’t coming next Tuesday (which, even if you think the Rapture is coming next Tuesday, is still solid policy), but it doesn’t even make any theological sense. In Christianity, Jesus doesn’t come to save planet Earth, he comes to save the souls of humanity. If Jesus had come to make Earth a pristine place, all he would have had to do was get rid of the humans. I don’t think that’s what he had in mind.