Washington. In a speech to Tea Party loyalists, Minnesota Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann called on the Tea Party to adopt the Headless Horseman as its official mascot.
“”I suggest that the Tea Party adopt the Headless Horseman as its symbol and mascot,” said a beaming Bachmann addressing a small crowd of cheering Tea Party activists in Washington to protest both a government-gone-wild with excess spending and the possible cut in Social Security and Medicare benefits to elderly Americans.
Bachmann enthusiastically yelled, “What could be more appropriate than this Revolutionary War symbol that celebrates George Washington’s God-inspired walk across the top of the waters of the Potomac when he uttered the words that Americans will never forget, ‘I cannot sell a pie.’”
When asked for a comment, MSNBC host Chris Matthews screeched, “She’s an idiot! She knows nothing about American history. The Headless Horseman is in a work of fiction by Washington Irving. And George Washington said, ‘I cannot tell a lie,’ not ‘I cannot sell a pie.’”
Bachmann’s response to Matthews was pithy and biting, “He’s an idiot who knows nothing about American history.”
Matthews’ response to Bachmann’s response was short and sweet. “She’s an idiot.”
President Obama, choosing to walk the middle ground in this now spirited public dispute, was quoted as saying, “I can understand both of their views but it is now the time to move ahead and drastically cut federal spending without removing any benefits from anyone. I know we can do it. Remember, we are Americans. We invented the internet and everything else.”