Matt Taibbi on 'Batshit Crazy' Michele Bachmann

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That's right – the Minnesota congresswoman and surging GOP presidential contender gets the full Taibbi treatment in the new issue of Rolling Stone. The big takeaway: Bachmann may be ridiculous – and then some – but she's no joke, and underestimating her would be a big mistake. Here's a taster:

Bachmann is a religious zealot whose brain is a raging electrical storm of divine visions and paranoid delusions. She believes that the Chinese are plotting to replace the dollar bill, that light bulbs are killing our dogs and cats, and that God personally chose her to become both an IRS attorney who would spend years hounding taxpayers and a raging anti-tax Tea Party crusader against big government. She kicked off her unofficial presidential campaign in New Hampshire, by mistakenly declaring it the birthplace of the American Revolution. "It's your state that fired the shot that was heard around the world!" she gushed. "You are the state of Lexington and Concord, you started the battle for liberty right here in your backyard."

Read the full profile here. And don't miss our video roundup of Bachmann's Craziest Moments.