Certain rumors about Marcus Bachmann, husband to presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, have not gained much traction in mainstream-press publications’ profiles of Ms. Bachmann, despite the best efforts of Dan Savage, Jon Stewart, et al.
Ryan Lizza’s exceptional New Yorker profile of of Ms. Bachmann, published today, outs Mr. Bachmann–as a confirmed oddball (what did you think we meant?). For gossip-minded readers, the interlude during which Messrs. Lizza and Bachmann get acquainted on a long flight is simply a feast!
Marcus Bachmann is the following things:
–He’s very image-conscious: “‘All I want to know is what they’re saying about me,’ he said. ‘Newsweek came up with the word “silver fox.” Tell me what “silver fox” means.'”