Speaking to the Louisville Courier-Journal’s editorial board Wednesday, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., made it clear he’s supporting Republican colleague Michelle Bachmann in next year’s presidential election.

Well, sort of.

“Strictly from a partisan perspective, I hope she’s the nominee of the Republican Party,” Yarmuth said. “Because (President) Obama will win 50 states.”

Ouch! No response from the Bachmann campaign.

As a columnist for LEO Weekly, Yarmuth’s sarcastic wit has been a staple of his personality long before he ran for Congress in 2006. Rising in the polls, Bachmann might want to think twice before jousting with her congressional colleague.

From the Courier-Journal (h/t B&P):

Go here for part II of that interview.