Dennis Miller on Wednesday weighed in on Newsweek's disgraceful cover of Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.).
Speaking with Fox News's Bill O'Reilly, America's favorite conservative comedian said, "Tina Brown is a mean girl" and "Michele Bachmann should not trust the mean girls on the Left" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
BILL O'REILLY, HOST: All right. Now Michele Bachmann, now there is a person who helped herself dramatically by the first debate and cover of "Newsweek," and what do you think?
DENNIS MILLER: Yes, Tina Brown helped her a lot this week. Because Tina Brown is a mean girl. And you know what? The liberals can't wade in. The liberal men can't wade in on Bachmann, because they eviscerated Palin already, with the mashed up bag of meat stuff. So it's going to have to be the mean girl liberals. And I think they helped her out putting that cover up.
O'REILLY: So do I.
MILLER: And you know something? Michele Bachmann should not trust the mean girls on the Left as her friends because of womanhood. At this point, she'd be better off building a time machine, going back into the 60s, falling in love and touring with Ike Turner than she would trusting those women.
For those missing the mean girl reference, "Mean Girls" was a 2004 film starring Lindsay Lohan about a group of really vicious high school teenagers that were always conspiring against others in the school including themselves.
Last October, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd got some heat by using this film to demonize conservative women such as Bachmann, Palin, et al.
It therefore is nice to see this term being applied to folks on the Left like Brown who really are American politics' mean girls.
On the other hand, O'Reilly and Miller were right about this incident having helped Bachmann. With the number of liberal outlets that have come to her defense while excoriating Brown and Newsweek, the Congresswoman has now become a sympathetic figure.
This could make it more difficult for media members to attack her in the future.
Almost three years of constant bashing by the press has yet to do that for Palin.
As odd as it may seem, given the collective outrage this cover has generated, depending on how far Bachmann goes in this campaign, history could look back on this incident as a seminal event in her political career.
Wouldn't that be a delicious instant karma?