Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), on Wednesday, took time out of her day to attack novelist Gore Vidal, a few hours after his death.
Rep. Bachmann told TheDailyCaller.com: “I had been a Democrat and I’d actually worked on Jimmy Carter’s campaign and I was reading a novel by Gore Vidal and when I was reading it he was mocking the Founding Fathers and all of the sudden it just occurred to me."
“I set the book down on my lap, I looked out the window of a train I was riding in and I thought to myself, ‘I don’t think I’m a Democrat. I think I really am a Republican,’ because the Founding Fathers were not the characters that I saw Gore Vidal portraying in his novel and that snotty, mocking attitude to me didn’t in any way reflect who we are as a nation.”
Oddly, Rep. Bachmann did not name the book supposedly authored by Vidal.
Vidal died in his Los Angeles home from pneumonia today. He wrote 25 novels, numerous essays, Broadway hits, screenplays and television dramas.