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This Preposterous Week In Review: Michele Bachmann, Mel Gibson, And Chickens!

07/20/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Bachmann, Rep. Michele

• intention of to strike a major blow against the empire and refuse to answer most of next year's census questions

Bay, Michael

• claim by that the King of Jordan is a "fan of Transformers" cries out for an emphatic royal denial
•claim by that Obama "likes my movies" cries out for an emphatic presidential denial

Becton, Elizabeth

• strong desire of to NOT BE CALLED "LIZ"!!!

Block, Francesca Lia

burning -- yes, actual setting fire to -- of latest book by is urged by group of Christian extremists in Wisconsin

chickens

increase in backyard raising of, to the general dismay of next-door neighbors

Clinton, Secretary of State Hillary

DePass, Rusty

Facebook posting about an escaped gorilla prompts racist comment by -- "I'm sure it's just one of Michelle's ancestors" -- that leads to the loss of the job of and the offering of the obligatory apology by

Edwards, John

• interview is granted by with the condition that no questions be asked about the only things people want answers about from, and the craven Washington Post agrees

Ensign, Sen. John

• severe setback is suffered by rumored 2012 presidential bid of after oh-so-deep regret is expressed by -- and, really, how could it not have been, given the pious pronouncements of about the "sanctity" of marriage in the service of crusading against allowing gays to partake in it, and the membership of in the marital-fidelity-promoting male evangelical group the Promise Keepers, and the strident demands of for the resignations of Larry Craig and Bill Clinton in connection with their sex scandals -- for a nine-month affair had by with a campaign staffer married to a friend of

Gibson, Mel

• song is co-written by with pregnant girl friend of

Goforth, Sherri

• regret is expressed by, not for sending out a racist email -- a collage of images of the 44 presidents with Obama represented by a pair of white eyes against a black background -- but merely for sending it out to the wrong list of people

Green, Mike

racist tweet -- "JUST HEARD OBAMA IS GOING TO IMPOSE A 40% TAX ON ASPIRIN BECAUSE IT'S WHITE AND IT WORKS" -- is apologized for by

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