Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Bachmann's United States

Inspired by Chris Rodda's excellent (and thorough!) dismantling of Michelle Bachmann's claims to an Authentic Iowan Heritage over on Dispatches, we whipped up a map more accurately depicting our new, uh, "Bachmannian" understanding of United States historical geography.
Thanks to Ed Brayton for posting and to his readers' excellent comments, two of which - including a New England history unmuddled by facts, and how 50th state became the home of America's Heart of Darkness (and surfing) - are incorporated into this version of Michelle Bachmann's *shudder* America.
Stay tuned through the course of the upcoming presidential campaigns for more updates as Bachmann corrects more of our historical and geographic misconceptions.