Michele Bachmann Lauds Michele Bachmann’s Sense of Humor

By
AMES, IA - AUGUST 13:  Republican presidential candidate and Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann speaks to supporters at the Iowa Straw Poll  at Iowa State University August 13, 2011 in Ames, Iowa. Nine GOP presidential candidates are competing for votes in the straw poll, an important step for gaining momentum in the presidential race.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
AMES, IA - AUGUST 13: Republican presidential candidate and Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann speaks to supporters at the Iowa Straw Poll at Iowa State University August 13, 2011 in Ames, Iowa. Nine GOP presidential candidates are competing for votes in the straw poll, an important step for gaining momentum in the presidential race. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) Photo: Scott Olson/2011 Getty Images

Michele Bachmann reiterated last night that her remarks about God communicating through Hurricane Irene were not serious. "Of course I was being humorous when I said that. It would be absurd to think it was anything else," she insisted at a campaign event in Miami. "I am a person who loves humor. I have a great sense of humor." Okay, fine, our bad for the misunderstanding. Maybe the joke would have been more successful with a different setup. Let's try this: "Why did 40 people die in Hurricane Irene over the past three days? Because God is upset about the budget!" Hmmm, no, it's still not working.

Bachmann: Comment on Irene, earthquake was 'humorous' [Hill]