Performance art?


This is video of St. Francis, Minn. city council member LeRoy Schaffer addressing the town hall held by Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.-06. It’s kind of not surprising that reporters might have had trouble understanding what he was saying.

After carefully listening on headphones, I think he’s a performance artist. I think he might actually want reform, or maybe a role in a remake of “Blazing Saddles.”

Maybe we can start a new movement, the “Top Hatters.” Well, maybe not. But we could all dress as Monopoly pieces, that would be fun. I get to be the car.

What’s awesome is that the crowd is cheering him when he says “socialism” because they haven’t figured out what he’s actually getting at yet. Or so it seemed to me.

(Props to Firedog Lake for the video find and the Gabby Johnson reference.)


  1. 1

    RonK, Seattle spews:

    The top hat led me to assume it was a performance in the vein of “Billionaires for Bush” … but after carefully listening on headphones, I still can’t make head nor tails out of it.

  2. 3

    proud leftist spews:

    I do hope that Michelle Bachmann hears God telling her to run for the Republican nomination for president next time around. God, like all of us, needs a good laugh from time to time.

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    ArtFart spews:

    Speaking in gibberish is a convenient way to cover for not really having anything worthwhile to say.

    That applies to our own Puddy and Cyn, to Sarah Palin, to Glenn Beck (who often adds to the effect by writing some kind pre-kindergarten scrawl on a blackboard)…and certainly to this guy.

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    Broadway Joe spews:

    And on an ironic side note, when I’m on the boards of the Reno Gazette-Journal, I refer to the governor here (the adulterous and crony-hiring Jim Gibbons) as Gov. LePetomane….