August 30, 2011
Was God sending a message with DC earthquake and Hurricane Irene?
I thought only Pat Robertson, and last week Rabbi Levin, thought that earthquakes and hurricanes were God’s reaction to sinful behavior. But at a rally in Florida on Sunday, Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann had this to say, via the St. Pete Times:
Somehow, I don’t think the overblown DC earthquake or Hurricane Irene are messages from God to get the finances of our political house in order. Does Bachmann really?
The morning after, her campaign said the Congresswoman was just making a joke:
That’s believable. In the above video, Bachmann is holding back a laugh while making a related comment. Not really a joke, though, so much as hyperbolic rhetoric.