Michele Bachmann: 'I Have Never Done Twerking in My Life'


Michele Bachmann has finally broken her heavy silence on Miley Cyrus’s send up of the Minnesota Congressman on last weekend’s SNL. She humblebragged about it.

To her credit, Congress’s Duchess of Derp isn’t mad or offended by the sketch show (I mean, if I were her, I’d be mad at the fact that the sketch wasn’t very good; watching it conjured the same feelings that are conjured when a person screws up the national anthem at a baseball game), but she did use it as an opportunity to say hilariously out of touch things, like what a bespectacled high school principal might say in an ad for Pop Tarts that aired during Saturday morning cartoons in the late 1980’s.

Here’s an excerpt from a conversation about the sketch on a right wing talk radio show, courtesy of The Atlantic Wire,

Bachmann: What was kind of funny is the Monday after Saturday Night Live aired, we had a lot of calls in the office and people thought that that actually was me in the skit. I will tell you, as a 57-year-old woman, it’s been a long time since I was confused for a 20-year-old.

Host: I’m guessing you don’t do a lot of twerking.

Bachmann: No, I’ve never done twerking in my life and I don’t intend to take it up.

Uh, what? Either Michele Bachmann has a surprisingly sharp and self-deprecating sense of humor (and, by extension, will soon turn out to be an elaborate performance art project curated by a Buzzfeed employee) or she just turned a sketch about what an awful scourge she is on American politics into a fucking humblebrag about how her constituents think she’s Miley Cyrus hot. Sweet. Christ. The woman is a master of creating her own reality.

Second, can we talk about dat syntax? “I’ve Never Done Twerking In My Life” might be the 2013 award winner for World’s Most Momtastic Sentence. And the other day I told my roommate that “I KNEW THAT BLANKET WAS MINE THIS WHOLE TIME.”

[The Atlantic Wire]

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