Michele Bachmann, Living Doll

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Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has attracted national cable media attention for suggesting that President Obama is “anti-American.” Yesterday she was on the stump as a spokesperson advocating defeat of the current health care bill. For all her daffy deeds, she’s just been named as Ms. November in the Conservative Women’s 2010 calendar. Congratulations! But she’s also achieved another level of celebrity status in the form
of her own designer action figure. Is the bobble-head next? (It would be appropriate.)
The Connecticut-based toy company Herobuilders released the doll last fall, but it’s taken this long for me to find one. The $39.95 Bachmann action figure shares the Herobuilders catalog with Rod Blagojevich (a $149.95 limited-edition figure) and Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (sporting a t-shirt that reads “Let them eat yellow cake”).
Do you have a favorite political action figure? My faves are the ones below by Jailbreak Toys.
 

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3 thoughts on “Michele Bachmann, Living Doll

  1. jimincoto

    Dear sjwolfewood; sorry, I don’t live in Bachmann’s Congressional District, so could you please supply, or direct me to, an example where Bachmann specifically told YOU she “isn’t concerned with people who have your ‘liberal’ point of view,” or doesn’t believe in free speech? Explain to me how someone that “nutty” was elected in the first place. Is she nutty because she opposes saddling our country with such staggering debt we can never recover? From the shameful way Pelosi, Reid and Co. have been behaving like kids with their hands in the cookie jar, I would say it’s they who don’t want to hear from anyone who doesn’t share their liberal point of view, especially Conservative Republican members of Congress.

  2. jimincoto

    Dear sjwolfewood; sorry, I don’t live in Bachmann’s Congressional District, so could you please supply, or direct me to, an example where Bachmann specifically told YOU she “isn’t concerned with people who have your ‘liberal’ point of view,” or doesn’t believe in free speech? Explain to me how someone that “nutty” was elected in the first place. Is she nutty because she opposes saddling our country with such staggering debt we can never recover? From the shameful way Pelosi, Reid and Co. have been behaving like kids with their hands in the cookie jar, I would say it’s they who don’t want to hear from anyone who doesn’t share their liberal point of view, especially Conservative Republican members of Congress.

  3. jimincoto

    Dear sjwolfewood; sorry, I don’t live in Bachmann’s Congressional District, so could you please supply, or direct me to, an example where Bachmann specifically told YOU she “isn’t concerned with people who have your ‘liberal’ point of view,” or doesn’t believe in free speech? Explain to me how someone that “nutty” was elected in the first place. Is she nutty because she opposes saddling our country with such staggering debt we can never recover? From the shameful way Pelosi, Reid and Co. have been behaving like kids with their hands in the cookie jar, I would say it’s they who don’t want to hear from anyone who doesn’t share their liberal point of view, especially Conservative Republican members of Congress.

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