http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/michele-bachmanns-holy-war-20110622?print=true Michele Bachmann's Holy War The Tea Party contender may seem like a goofball, but be warned: Her presidential campaign is no laughing matter Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and, as you consider the career and future presidential prospects of an incredible American phenomenon named Michele Bachmann, do one more thing. Don't laugh. It may be the hardest thing you ever do, for Michele Bachmann is almost certainly the funniest thing that has ever happened to American presidential politics. Fans of obscure 1970s television may remember a short-lived children's show called Far Out Space Nuts, in which a pair of dimwitted NASA repairmen, one of whom is played by Bob (Gilligan) Denver, accidentally send themselves into space by pressing "launch" instead of "lunch" inside a capsule they were fixing at Cape Canaveral. This plot device roughly approximates the political and cultural mechanism that is sending Michele Bachmann hurtling in the direction of the Oval Office. Read Matt Taibbi on the truth about the Tea Party Bachmann is a religious zealot whose brain is a raging electrical storm of divine visions and paranoid delusions.