Bachmann to Newsweek: Oh, Whatever

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Aug. 8 2011 2:35 PM

Bachmann to Newsweek: Oh, Whatever

ATLANTIC, Iowa -- There was a little levity at this afternoon's outdoor town hall when Michele Bachmann was asked about the new cover of Newsweek -- the one with a picture that makes her look, frankly, nuts, and the headline "Queen of Rage."

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David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. 

"Have you seen it yet?" asked the voter.

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"I have not," said Bachmann, smiling.

"It's a big close-up of you," the voter said, "a wild-eyed photo with the headline, 'Queen of Rage.'"

"Ah-hah," said Bachmann. "Well, we'll have to take a look at that, won't we?"

She rejected the premise of the story and uncorked a monologue about how her campaign was one of "hope," and how much of it came from her experience growing up in Iowa. No ranting about the media. No taking bait.

 

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter.