Bye, Bye Bachmann
good bad things must eventually come to an end.
Tea Party favorite Michele Bachmann, who last year ran for the Republican presidential nomination, announced on Wednesday that she will stand down from her seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
In a video posted on her website and on YouTube, the stressed that her decision to stand down from her Minnesota seat was not due to any concern she would be defeated at the next election in 2014 or the inquiries into activities of her former presidential campaign staff.
And she said she would continue to fight for the policies she believes in and that her future was “limitless and my passion for America will remain.”
Whatever. The truth is that Bachmann came close (less than 5000 votes) to losing the heavily Republican Minnesota 6th District last time around. With another two years of lunacy under her belt, her fortunes were not about to improve in 2014. Combine that with her embarrassing presidential run and the ensuing Federal Election Commission investigation into her campaign, and one might see why Bachmann found this to be the opportune time to call it quits on the political front.
Besides, as Mrs. Palin can attest to, there’s a fortune to be made in conservative media and the right-wing speaking circuit. There is no shortage of fools on the right waiting to get their little heads filled with all the news they can get from inside the bubble. And who better than a Michele Bachmann to keep little wingers happy and satisfied. It’s cash-in time.
The Michele Bachmann source photograph is a Creative Commons licensed image from photographer Gage Skidmore.