Say it ain't so. There has never been a sadder day in American politics.
Political reporters are still in shock over Michele Bachmann's sudden announcement that she will not seek re-election to Congress. How dare she just up and walk away? What are we going to do now for laughs? It's not fair. Our primary source to prove the absurdity of politics in general, and the fecklessness of today's Republican Party in particular, has suddenly disappeared. At least for now.