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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

More information is coming out about the alternate universe Michele Bachmann comes from: it turns out that in Bachmann's timeline it was FDR's Hoot-Smalley tariffs that turned an otherwise run-of-the-mill recession into the Great Depression.

Now, of course, in our universe this was called the Smoot-Hawley Act and it was signed into law in 1929 by Republican President Herbert Hoover. Moreover, here on Earth-1 FDR didn't even take office until 1933, at which time the Depression was almost four years old.

We've got to find some way to send Bachmann back home.