From political ticker at CNN:
Michele Bachmann accused Rick Perry’s presidential campaign Friday of a “stealth” political attack – a charge the Texas governor’s campaign flat out denied. “If Gov. Perry has something to say to me, he can come out to the debates and say it,” Bachmann said in an interview with CNN. “But this is egg on the face unfortunately for the Perry campaign.”
At issue: tea party sponsor American Majority’s urging for Bachmann to drop out of the presidential race.
On Thursday, the group’s executive director Matt Robbins told CNN that Bachmann’s White House bid “is not a serious presidential campaign.” His comments coincided with a blog statement from American Majority president Ned Ryun, who outlined reasons why “it’s time for Michele Bachmann to go.”
In an interview with CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” Bachmann fired back, targeting the Texas governor.
“Well, of course, we found out that this is really a misstep on the part of the Perry campaign because these are Perry supporters that came out,” Bachmann told CNN. “This was a clumsy move.”
Bachmann continued: “This was meant to be a stealth move to make it look like this was tea party.”
When asked whether Bachmann had evidence that the Perry campaign was involved in American Majority’s statements, Bachmann replied, “No.”
“This is something that people have told us,” Bachmann said.
I wonder if one of them was the same person who told her that her daughter suffered from mental retardation after getting a Gardasil injection.
(Extra credit, kids, if you can identify the swooshes around the names at the top.)