Earlier today, Kevin Allman of The Gambit asked Republican Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann a rather straight-forward question, the same question Zack Kopplin recently asked of Ms. Bachmann when he appeared on MSNBC.

By way of background, here’s what Michele Bachmann said in a 2006 debate:

Bachmann: “There are hundreds and hundreds of scientists, many of them holding Nobel Prizes, who believe in intelligent design.”

Unlike Michele Bachmann, Zack Kopplin actually does his homework. When he led the effort to repeal the Louisiana Family Forum’s signature piece of legislation, the Louisiana Science Education Act, an act that allows the teaching of creationism and intelligent design in the public school science classroom, Zack attracted the endorsements of forty-three Nobel Prize laureates.

Today, when Kevin Allman asked Michele Bachmann to name a single Nobel laureate who agreed with her, she, predictably, came up empty.

So, again, for those counting:

Zack Kopplin: 43.

Michele Bachmann: Zero. Zilch. Nada. No one. Nothing. In plain English, the woman is lying.

One thought

  1. Lying? Well, maybe. Lying would imply she actually knew her answer was wrong. Bachmann’s grasp of facts is so tenuous and arbitrary that I would say Bachmann is just stupid. Lying, it seems to me, means some intelligence.

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