Partly Surprising, Partly Not

This part of one of the more recent stories emanating from the Michele Bachmann Theocracy Campaign isn’t all that surprising:

Uganda has been a hot bed of extreme religious view points against gays for years and Rachel Maddow has been covering that story relentlessly. Christian organizers have been traveling around the world to spread their word on their religious views. It’s one reason why recently deposed leader Gbagbo of the Ivory Coast was being supported by Pat Robertson and his merry men. Now it’s being revealed that he helped organize Bachmann’s win of the Ames Iowa straw poll:

Garance Franke-Ruta

The evangelical organizer who helped Michele Bachmann win the Ames Straw Poll in Iowa Saturday was previously charged with terrorism in Uganda after being arrested for possession of assault rifles and ammunition in February 2006, just days before Uganda’s first multi-party elections in 20 years.

Peter E. Waldron spent 37 days in the Luriza Prison outside Kampala, where he says he was tortured, after being arrested along with six Congolese and Ugandan nationals for the weapons, which were described variously in news reports as having been found in his bedroom or a closet in his home. The charges, which could have led to life in prison, were dropped in March 2006 after a pressure campaign by Waldron’s friends and colleagues and what Waldron says was the intervention of the Bush administration.

Here’s the part that is surprising – or at least perplexing:

If Roger Delgado was going to go to the trouble of rising from the grave, why would he come back as someone apparently even scummier than The Master?

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