After all her lunacy, Michele Bachmann has finally spoken the truth.
The Minnesota congresswoman was following her constituents and their goo-goo affection of Brett Favre in Purple when she opined about the quarterback on Sean Hannity’s radio show Tuesday.
She had joined the giddy masses in all but erecting a Favre statue outside the Metrodome when, unbeknownst to her, she tossed out this pearl of wisdom: “It’s like when John Unitas came out of retirement!”
Oh, Michele, you’re so right and you don’t even know it. Unitas, who spent a legendary career with the Baltimore Colts, won one of five games in a last-ditch season with the San Diego Chargers.
Here are some stats to preempt the statue construction: No quarterback at the age of 40 or older has led a team to the playoffs. Favre, who will turn 40 in October, is already hurt with a partially torn rotator cuff. And No. 4 is 12 years removed from his last MVP season in 1997.
[Full disclosure: Bachmann’s breath of fresh air came amid a wacko interview where she expressed how she will fight health care reform because it’s “government control of her body.” She soon went back to her old self.]