A few days ago I mentioned comedian Sara Benincasa’s impersonation of Sarah Palin, which I think is probably superior to the more well-known Tina Fey version. But I was chatting with Benincasa. And I hear she’s now considering rolling out an impersonation of Michele Bachmann.
Now, here’s the question or I guess the quandary she seems to be in. For my money, Bachmann’s sort of the Velvet Underground to Palin’s mass-appeal, poppy success. The real creative force, the true, if under-appreciated, innovator — clearly preferred by specialists and aficionados of The Crazy (tm). But certainly less well-known by the masses at large.
So is the web ready for a quality Michele Bachmann impersonation? Is the audience big enough to sustain it? And even beyond that, when I think about it, what are the characteristic ticks and traits it would be based on?
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.