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Colbert Explains Bachmann's Metaphors About the Hurricane and Earthquake (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 7th 2011 5:29AM
'The Colbert Report'Michele Bachmann stirred up a little bit of controversy recently when she said, "I don't know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians. We've had an earthquake. We've had a hurricane. He said, 'Are you gonna start listening to me here?'"

Luckily, 'The Colbert Report' (Weeknights, 11:30PM ET on Comedy Central) is there to set it all straight.

Bachmann later went on television and explained that she obviously wasn't speaking literally. She was making a metaphor for emphasis. Stephen Colbert helped explain it so we'd better understand.

"In this metaphor, God represents the American people, politicians represent themselves and the hurricane represents the earthquake," he said. "And Bachmann herself is a simile, because she is like or as someone who makes sense."

We're certainly glad that's all cleared up now, so we can go back to freaking out about this scheduling war raging on Capitol Hill.

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neal alpert

He & John Stewart are barely funny. Yet peo. take them serious. They pretend to be political experts...NOT !!! Yet the young people seem to take them seriously. Stalin was right...the youth are just useful idiots.

September 07 2011 at 12:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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