It's perfectly fitting that Michele Bachmann is a hero of the teabaggers: she doesn't have a clue what she'd talking about, she considers truth an inconvenience to be ignored, she repeats discredited claims, and to the extent that she supplies specific policy suggestions, they don't add up.
Fact Checking Rep. Bachmann's "Tea Party Response" To The State Of The UnionJanuary 25, 2011 11:45 pm ET
Insisting that she was not upstaging the official GOP response to President Obama's State of the Union, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) offered a combative and highly misleading speech of her own following the president's address. In her "Tea Party Response," Bachmann repeated a litany of false right-wing talking points about everything from the Recovery Act and job losses to the debt and "16,500 IRS agents."
Paying way more attention than I could have, the article goes into great detail, debunking most of what she evidently said. For anyone unconvinced of how idiotic she is (or, at best, how dismissive of her audience's intellectual powers), it should be read, carefully.
Which means, of course, it won't be.