Political Circus: Bachmann likened to a 'poor man's Sarah Palin'
January 27th, 2011
02:37 PM ET
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Political Circus: Bachmann likened to a 'poor man's Sarah Palin'

Washington (CNN) - Politics is serious business - but not all the time.

'Poor' Michele

Meghan McCain had some choice words for Rep. Michele Bachmann, a Minnesota Republican who delivered a Tea Party response after the State of the Union address. The move was widely criticized by the media, Democrats and even some Republicans.

In an interview on MSNBC's "Last Word," McCain said that Bachmann is not a leader, and she is "no better than a poor man's Sarah Palin."
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  1. Scott in Atlanta

    LOL... I thought Sarah Palin WAS the poor man's Sarah Palin?

    January 27, 2011 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  2. Superhiro

    LOL Meghan McCain is awesome, also she's like 100% right there.

    January 27, 2011 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  3. Peace

    You go girl (Meghan). I admire you as you always tell as it is!

    January 27, 2011 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  4. rs

    Actually in looking at Palin, Bachmann, O'Donnell, and Angle, the question one has to ask is what is up with these Tea Party Republican women? It is as if the all the wierd, right-wing extremism, paranoia, conspiracy-theorist anger that seems to be at the heart of the party has been distilled into them. They all seem nuts, angry, under-informed on pretty much every issue (Bachmann is known for giving talks in which everything she has said was a lie, fabrication, or just plain fictional), prone to violent, extremist language and all very narcicistic. All these 4 want is to impose a thnly veiled version of what the Taliban has here in the USA but branded as "Tea Party" and "Christian". These are not people who should be in positions of power- much less ever ascend to the presidency.

    What happened to the good old, fiscally conservative, socially moderate Republicans of the '60s and '70s? The ones with clear, reasonable policies that didn't drive up the debt., and believed in keeping government as much as possible out of people's everyday lives? If these women (who all seem to think they actually might make it as President) are all the Republicans can offer America, they are SOL.

    January 27, 2011 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  5. Lost in Texas FOREVER

    it's good not all GOPers are willing to follow people like Bachmann and Palin like blind sheep. Palin appears to be in it for the fame and the money and I'm not sure WHAT Bachmann wants. I will say this though it makes the politcal scene a bit more entertaining

    January 27, 2011 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  6. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA - John "The Weeper of the House" Boehner

    Michelle Bachmann is a lunatic. That's all that needs to be said about her.

    January 27, 2011 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  7. Tired of the nonsense

    Please don't insult the poor like that. Anyone with common sense, regardless of amount of money owned, knows Bachmann is every bit the pickle-brained moron that Palin is. The only difference is that Bachmann didn't have a really bad reality show.

    January 27, 2011 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  8. Debra Hasan

    Megan, I couldn't said it any better.

    January 27, 2011 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  9. MCH

    That's the same as saying she's just Sarah Palin.

    January 27, 2011 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  10. jo rosssello

    I totally agree with what Meghan McCain said in regard to Michele Backmann and I might add that she is much worse than Palin in her choice of words and knowledge of history. Poor Michele! she should go back to school and learn American History.

    January 27, 2011 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  11. Rick McDaniel

    Meghan McCain is not the nice person her dad is.

    January 27, 2011 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  12. Sorensen

    This is without any doubt the most intelligent thing Ms. McCain has ever said.

    January 27, 2011 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  13. carrotroot

    Comparing Bachmann to Palin is like comparing Family Dad to The Family Guy on the Fox network.

    January 27, 2011 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  14. Palin: Like Coulter ... Minus the Manparts

    Failin', Bailin", Quittin" Palin and Bachmann are both insults to poor men everywhere.

    January 27, 2011 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  15. vic nashville tn

    I really like Meghan McCain she is very out spoken

    January 27, 2011 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  16. The unsub

    She also said that CNN should be ashamed of themselves for airing the Tea Party response.

    January 27, 2011 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  17. 11cavnam

    Michelle Bachman a poor mans Sarah Palin? Nothing to see here, move along.

    January 27, 2011 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  18. diridi

    another stupid in GOP disguise...and Tea Party veil....that's it...

    January 27, 2011 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |