Tag Archives: Rep. Michele Bachmann

Verbatim

Michele Bachmann Claims She’s Not a Politician

I didn’t get sucked into the system of Washington. I didn’t become a politician.

— Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), in an interview with the Associated Press, on her retirement from Congress.

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With Bachmann Gone, Gohmert Emerges as the GOP’s New Nutcase Leader

God closes one door for Michelle Bachmann and opens three to Louie Gohmert.

— James Carville, quoted by Politico, suggesting Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) will take Rep. Michele Bachmann’s (R-MN) place as the Democrats’ favorite Republican.

News & Comment

Congress Losing a Squirrel; Country Gaining a Nut

There is no question that Rep. Michele Bachmann (GOP/Tea – Minn.) is among the squirreliest of the squirrels in Congress. But as she announces her decision not to seek re-election next year, the web site capitolwords has ranked the words and phrases most used by the head of the tea party caucus.

And the number one single word most used by Bachmann on the floor of the House is…“acorn.”

The surprises on the list, which can be sorted by one-word, two-word, three-word, etc. phrases include that “Obamacare” doesn’t make the top twenty in any category. “Obama” was of course number two on the single word list, and, to her credit, “President Obama” was number four when Bachmann used two words. Also on the lists: “socialized,” “democrat-controlled,” “planned parenthood,” “back to $2 a gallon,” and finally, “I was unexpectedly detained.”

In announcing her lame duckness via an eight-minute video, Bachmann did not say she was planning to spend more time with her family, and is more or less looking for a job.

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Swiss Miss? Bachmann is Sworn in as Swiss Citizen

It’s hard to imagine an American president gushing about the wonders of another country the way Switzerland’s newest citizen, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, does in this video.

Were the United States to have a conflict with Switzerland, whose side is hypothetical Pres. Bachmann on?

Bachmann took the astounding initiative to become a Swiss citizen for what can only be described as fuzzy reasons. Her husband is Swiss. O.K. Yes, but why would someone who ran for president of the United States so recently that she still hasn’t paid off her campaign debts decide to be a citizen of a whole other country?

The move raises even more questions than being born in Hawaii (Obama) or Panama (McCain). For starters, to which country is her allegiance? Were the United States to have a conflict with Switzerland, whose side is hypothetical Pres. Bachmann on?

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