Michele Bachmann, at the National Press Club today -- defiant in her opposition to raising the debt ceiling.
"I do not believe for one moment that we will lose the full faith and credit of the United States."
Sarah Palin has been similarly dismissive of warnings that failing to raise the ceiling will cause significant upheaval.
On Tuesday, she said:
"This August 2 deadline is looming, but it's not Armageddon, it's not life-or-death."
And earlier this month...
"I'm still not one to buy into this notion that we must incur more debt, that we must increase the debt ceiling by August 2; otherwise, there will be catastrophe."
Obviously, the more skittish you are about the "default", the more you'll be interested in compromising and making a deal. The less worried, the more intransigent.