Wednesday, December 16, 2009

They're So Cute When They're Literary

Bachmann forgets her history at Code Red rally and calls for the kind of concerted effort that lost the Battle at Balaclava.

What did the French Marshal Pierre Bosquet have to say about the slaughter he had just witnessed?

"C'est magnifique, mais ce n'est pas la guerre. C'est de la folie"

("It is magnificent, but it is not war. it is madness.") That sums up Bachmann's efforts nicely.

"Forward, the Light Brigade!"

Was there a man dismay'd?

Not tho' the soldier knew

Someone had blunder'd:

Theirs not to make reply,

Theirs not to reason why,

Theirs but to do and die:

Into the valley of Death

Rode the six hundred.

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