During an appearance Friday on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews, Bachmann was busy railing against Barack Obama and his ties to former terrorist-turned-education-activist Bill Ayers and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright when Matthews asked the controversial Minnesota Republican whether she suspected any of her congressional colleagues of holding anti-American views.
Bachmann's answer was not the resounding "No!" that one would expect in response to such an inquiry.
"What I would say is that the news media should do a penetrating expose and take a look. I wish they would," Bachmann said. "I wish the American media would take a great look at the views of the people in Congress and find out, are they pro-America or anti-America. I think people would be -- would love to see an expose like that."
The Crypt, for one, rejoices that the issue of anti-Americanism has returned to our national political debate, along with the use of the terms "socialist" and "communist," which we missed out on the first time around. We thus call for the immediate restoration of the House Un-American Activities Committee, which has been out of business for almost 40 years. The Crypt also wants Richard Nixon installed as chairman of HUAC, despite the fact that he passed away in 1994.
However, The Crypt is kind of a little grossed out by the idea of "penetrating" and members of Congress, so we instead suggest a regular ol' expose instead.
Bachmann's office declined to make the congresswoman available to elaborate on her Hardball comments. The Crypt will need some help in determining which members are anti-American, although we suspect that anyone with a "D" in front of their name is probably Bachmann's idea of a good place to start.