If Michele and Marcus Bachmann did not exist, and you were to write them and their adventures as fiction- as a spec pilot, say, or a series of sketches in your weekly ”How ‘Bout Those Headlines” show at WackyTeamz or whatever- the one note you would consistently get would be: “Lose the doggy sunglasses bit. It’s a little on the nose, don’t you think?” Your mother would tell you this. “Dude’s closeted. Message received. A real person would never behave this way. Dial it back.”
But they are real, and they did behave this way- live, in front of millions of people- and it made Ben and me laugh so hard we frightened our own dog.
God bless America.