Now that Michele Bachmann’s campaign has died a merciful death, I need to mention this before she becomes even more of a footnote to the campaign than she already is. Bachmann has ridiculed Barack Obama for his use of a TelePrompTer, but I’ve noticed that she reads many of her statements from her iPad. Is this any different?
I love my iPad, so I’m not critical of her using it for this purpose. I can see how the device would be a great tool for staying on message while you’re on a campaign and need to quickly get a scripted message to reporters or an audience.
The problem is that she’s a hypocrite — and hardly anybody seems to notice. I don’t have any problem with Bachmann using the iPad as a mini-teleprompter, but I also don’t have any problem with Obama using one. I know that attacking Obama — even for something as mundane as using a TelePrompTer — gets cheers from the kind of people who supported her, but you’d think her own head would explode from the obvious hypocrisy of what she was doing.
But maybe there was no brain inside the head, so there was nothing to explode. It’s hard to say. Either way, she’s history, so we shouldn’t have to deal with her anymore this year.