Here is a very thorough look at Michele Bachmann from the New Yorker. It’s unsettling to see the sort of religious zealots she has associated herself with—people who believe in eye-for-an-eye biblical law, creationists and hard-core fundamentalists. The only comforting thing to come from this story is the author’s noting that she has to downplay her religious connections to reach broader audiences. I’m glad that people, even conservative voters, realize that the ideas she’s espoused and supported are anti-democratic, and borderline insane.

If she has these skeletons in her closet, it should be easy to discredit her. The question is whether enough money will be spent to do just that in the face of her own campaigning.