"Michele Bachmann is not the national spokesperson for the Republican Party. She is unlikely anytime soon to be chosen to be the spokesperson for her party. But tonight, inexplicably, a national news network decided that they would give Michele Bachmann a job that her own party never did. (It's) a remarkable act of journalistic intervention to elevate, in effect, a group with which they are co-sponsoring a presidential debate... to the level of the major parties in this country. (CNN) decided tonight not to just cover the news about the State of the Union, they decided to make their own."
-- Rachel Maddow on CNN's decision to air Michele Bachmann's rebuttal to last night's State of the Union address
As expected, there was Barack Obama, bringing you America's Sputnik Moment.
And Michele Bachmann -- bringing you America's Stupnik Moment.