Fresh off this morning's triumph on twitter, documented on Bluestem in Garofalo not having good day on the twitter; or, Associate Justice Wright as the invisible woman, Garofalo tweeted a Daily Currant parody article, Michele Bachmann Accidentally Booked on Gay Cruise which toys with reports about speculation about Marcus Bachmann's sexual identity (most notably in a 2011 New Yorker article and in the July 2011 glitter bombing of his counseling service office).
The six day jaunt on the all-gay Atlantis Cruise Lines was mistakenly booked after Marcus Bachmann visited a Minneapolis travel agent who assumed he was gay.
Although the couple has reportedly requested to leave the ship, it won't reach its next port in The Bahamas for another three days. The pair are currently holed up in their suite waiting to disembark and return to Miami by air.
Phillip Jennings, a partner at North Star Travel agency in Minnesota, is deeply apologetic over the incident and explains how the mishap occurred.
"Mr. Bachmann came into our office three weeks ago," Jennings says. "He said he wanted to book a cruise for himself and his partner 'Michele'.
"From his demeanor, I assumed that Mr. Bachmann was gay and that 'Michel' was a man who pronounced his name in the French way. So I booked them on one of our finest all-gay cruises in the Caribbean.
"In retrospect it was unprofessional of me to assume his sexual orientation. I am very sorry for the inconvenience this misunderstanding has caused and we have offered to fully refund the cost of the Bachmanns' trip."
Marcus the Bear
The unexpected detour for the Bachmanns during Congress' recess is especially ironic given their stated opposition to the "homosexual lifestyle."
Michele has vociferously opposed same-sex marriage from her perch in the U.S. House of Representatives, and Marcus operates a counseling center which advocates "pray the gay away" reparative therapy.
The duo's anti-gay positions don't seem to be causing any animosity aboard the Rainbow Warrior, however. A source on board the vessel says Marcus has attracted the attention of the passengers and was even voted "cutest bear" on the ship's traditional Bear vs. Twink night.
After reading that--or just seeing the headline--the Farmington lawmaker asked:
Marcus/Michelle Bachmann stuck on a gay cruise ship for 3 days.Is this a true story?dailycurrant.com/2013/03/25/mic…— Rep. Pat Garofalo (@PatGarofalo) March 26, 2013
This straight-faced tweet received the obvious retort:
@patgarofalo Do you also believe Onion stories are true?
— Aaron Becket Solem (@abecketsolem) March 26, 2013
The lawmaker shot back:
Apparently I need to use the #sarcasm hashtag when I tweet something sarcastic.Friends - I obviously know Bachmann is not on a gay cruise.— Rep. Pat Garofalo (@PatGarofalo) March 26, 2013
And so they were off:
@patgarofalo well you've been so good with facts today...— Mitch Billings (@minnesotamitch) March 26, 2013
@patgarofalo Are you sure?— Duane Engelhardt (@dmengel51) March 26, 2013
Fortunately for Garofalo, after bombing on twitter, he's in no danger of a bombing by glitter, as the General of the Glitterati has moved on to Occupying Homes and demanding legislation to protect homeowners' rights.
We must ask: with Garofalo on twitter, do we even need those old school, pre-Occupy Homes political pranks for entertainment? Or the Onion and the Daily Currant?
Photo: Michele and Marcus Bachmann campaign in Iowa.
Donate: If you enjoy reading posts like this at Bluestem, consider throwing some coin in the plate at Paypal: