A couple weeks ago, I pointed out the obvious symbolism in Herman Cain's 9-9-9 tax plan. Turn the numbers upside down, and you get a clear signal to fundies that Cain is the Anti-Christ, right? Ha ha ha! What fun! Now back to serious policy discussion...
...but wait. Michele Bachmann took the joke seriously and included it in her debate response to Cain's tax plan:
"When you take the 9-9-9 plan and you turn it upside down," she said with a smile, "I think the devil's in the details" [Beth Marlowe, "Michele Bachmann on 9-9-9 Plan: 'Devil's in the Details,'" Washington Post: PostPolitics Election 2012, 2011.10.11].
Oh my. It makes me queasy to know I can think like Michele Bachmann. It makes me queasier to think that she thinks there are other voters who think like her... and that she is right about that.