Michele Bachmann book deal includes "assist" from John Fund
With Monday's debate in her rearview mirror, the rehabilitation of Michele Bachmann from Minnesota's Crazy Congresswoman to Serious Presidential Candidate continues apace.
Bachmann signs a book deal.
Fund's also the guy who got caught making up scary stories out of whole cloth about a "universal voter registration bill" last year. And, when faced with the inconvenient fact that Barack Obama really is an American citizen by birth, started suggesting there was something fishy about the president's college career instead.
And since book deals like Bachmann's are hardly conceived and signed overnight, we'll go out on a limb here and suggest that Fund's involvement with the congresswoman's project predated Monday's debate. And we're wondering whether his editors know or care that he's now a bought-and-paid-for Bachmann surrogate.
John Fund will tell it like it is. Trust him.
Fund watched Monday night's debate and wrote admiringly in the Journal that "Bachmann "performed well and stole headlines by announcing she was entering the race during her first debate answer." But he was pretty certain no one in the room laid a glove on Mitt Romney.
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