The Republican presidential candidates vary in their reaction to Casey Anthony’s not guilty verdict.
I’m not exactly sure why, but everyone in the nation, and perhaps even the world, seems to care about the Casey Anthony murder trial. Children get murdered all the time, and it’s always sad. For some reason, though, this particular case captured our attention more than any other in recent memory.
Still, tabloid sensationalism aside, since it’s big news, you can be sure the Republican presidential candidates and leaders have been asked to weigh in.
Some of them kept their responses vague and relatively classy. Take, for example, Mitt Romney, whose spokesman said, “Governor Romney offers his prayers to all victims of child abuse. The tragedy of the death of a small child shocks all decent Americans.”
Herman Cain went a bit further, and echoed his “no Muslims in my cabinet” message by saying, “I can promise you Casey Anthony and anyone else who I think might’ve killed their children will have no business in a Herman Cain administration.” That’s good to know, I guess.
Others, however, used the horrific case to peddle a political message, like Sarah Palin:
Once again we see, with our nation in crisis, President Obama stands by and does idly nothing while an injustice is committed here in this glorious nation of ours. It’s almost strange that the president has not yet made one statement on the issue of the death of young Caylee Anthony. Why the strange silence, Mr. President?
But none of the responses so far are as outrageously slanted and convoluted as Representative Michele Bachmann’s, which managed to somehow tie Casey Anthony, Attorney General Eric Holder and fundamentalist group the Muslim Brotherhood into one neat, stomach-turning package.
Said the candidate to Fox News’ Sean Hannity:
Well, I’ve been visiting all the primary states, and I’ve been talking to people, and people all over the place are asking me, why, in Barack Obama’s America, someone who murders a baby who happens to be white doesn’t get punished.
And Sean, I’ve been on the front lines, and I know people are afraid not just of the massive debt created by the Pelosi-Reid government, they’re worried about the Muslim Brotherhood, which has clear ties to terror groups dedicated to creating a worldwide Islamic caliphate, and they’re worried that Eric Holder’s Justice Department isn’t going to do anything about it if the Brotherhood or another group comes for their children.
There you have it, folks: a mother accused of murdering her daughter is like the Muslim Brotherhood, which apparently wants to come snatch American babies.
It’s crazy o’clock, do you know where your children are?
Update: Alex Pareene made up the quotes. Clever little shit, no? But, seriously, would you have been surprised to hear Bachmann spout such nonsense?