war of words

Gore Vidal Will Not Respond To Anything Regarding ‘Stupid’ Rep. Michele Bachmann

Just after Christmas last month, Rep. Michele Bachmann told an audience in Troy, Michigan, that the reason she decamped from the Democratic Party (where she worked for Jimmy Carter!!) is because she was paging through Gore Vidal’s “snotty novel” Burr and “read how he mocked our Founding Fathers.” Blam! “And at that point I put the book down and I laughed,” she says in the video above (around the 5:00 mark). “I was riding a train. I looked out the window and I said, ‘You know what? I think I must be a Republican. I don’t think I’m a Democrat.'” And what does Gore Vidal have to say about Bachmann’s little tale? “She is too stupid to deserve an answer.”