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May 31, 2013
11:44 // 1 year ago
January 15, 2013
Frankly, Brett exercised Rasputin-like control over Michele. More than one staffer was grateful to God that she didn’t win the nomination because of the influence that Brett had over her. …Once she asked me to ride on the bus with her to pray. Brett’s objection was so intense that for the good of the order, I followed the bus in my personal vehicle. On one occasion, she whispered to me, ‘Peter, don’t get off the bus no matter who tells you to get off.’ Another time, her personal assistant told me, ‘Peter, Michele does not want to you leave. Stay on the bus. Please pray for us.’
Peter Waldron, former aide to Rep. Michele Bachmann • In an email to BuzzFeed, in which he alleges that Michele Bachmann’s debate coach during her presidential run, Brett O’Donnell, maintained an irregular level of control over the candidate. Waldron claims that O’Donnell prohibited Rep. Bachmann’s husband Marcus from sleeping in the same room with her while on the trail, refused to grant debate prep access to campaign consultants Ed Rollins and Ed Goeas, and “held her captive” in the back of her campaign bus during a 99-county tour, leaving her emotionally and mentally “broken.” O’Donnell strenuously denies Waldron’s surprising allegations: “Your source for your outrageous claim is a disgruntled campaign employee who has little knowledge of reality. Why is this news now anyway? The story is completely false.” source
21:23 // 1 year ago
May 12, 2012

Michele Bachmann renounces Swiss citizenship amid right-wing outrage

  • swiss The political media reacted with some bemusement at news last week that Rep. Michele Bachmann, former presidential candidate and enthusiastic booster of American exceptionalism, had received dual-citizenship from Switzerland back in March thanks to the heritage of her husband, Marcus.
  • switch Not so bemused was the world of hardline conservative punditry, which dubbed the duality “political bigamy,” “egregious,” and akin to “treason.” On Thursday, she felt the heat and withdrew the freshly minted citizenship: “I am proud of my allegiance to the greatest nation the world has ever known.” source

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16:06 // 2 years ago
February 15, 2012
In full disclosure, I did win a polka dancing competition when I was in the tenth grade at my alma mater, Anoka High School in Anoka, Minn. But, despite my tenth grade polka success and my lifelong love of ballroom dancing, the recent rumors are false. I will not be joining ‘Dancing with the Stars.’
Michele Bachmann • Revealing that, like Herman Cain before her, she’s passing on “Dancing With the Stars”. Odds they get Tim Pawlenty: Even. (ht imwithkanye, who is totally owning the political DWTS beat)
19:50 // 2 years ago
January 25, 2012
Michele Bachmann, after tough presidential bid, running for Congress again: Despite the belief among analysts that her skills might better be suited for Fox News, the Tea Party Caucus leader will stick with Minnesota’s 6th district for now. It’ll be Bachmann’s fourth term if she wins. source Follow ShortFormBlog

Michele Bachmann, after tough presidential bid, running for Congress again: Despite the belief among analysts that her skills might better be suited for Fox News, the Tea Party Caucus leader will stick with Minnesota’s 6th district for now. It’ll be Bachmann’s fourth term if she wins. source

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10:43 // 2 years ago
January 3, 2012

offthebusiowa:

westdesmoineseyesandears:

William Temple of  Brunswick, Ga., is at Michele Bachmann’s campaign headquarters at the West Des Moines Marriott wearing a Revolutionary War-era costume that he wears to Tea Party events and historical re-enactments around the country. He’s a pastor at a Brunswick Church and a Bachmann supporter.

#TricornerStyle

… Mallory Alexis at the Iowa of the Tiger Tumblr identifies the same man as“Button Gwinnet,” which Wikipedia identifies as a Georgia rep at the first Continental Congress. I’m not sure they had laminated press passes at that one, though.

This guy wears a Revolutionary War getup while campaigning. We wear a beard hat while blogging:

Clearly, we win, weirdo.

(Source: westdesmoineseyesandears, via offthebusiowa)

22:13 // 2 years ago
January 2, 2012
20:29 // 2 years ago
December 29, 2011
Kent Sorenson personally told me he was offered a large sum of money to go to work for the Paul campaign. Kent campaigned with us earlier this afternoon and went immediately afterward to a Ron Paul event and announced he is changing teams. Kent said to me yesterday that ‘everyone sells out in Iowa, why shouldn’t I?’, then he told me he would stay with our campaign. The Ron Paul campaign has to answer for its actions.
Michele Bachmann • Trying to explain the late-stage defection of campaign co-chair Kent Sorenson, who yesterday jumped to the Ron Paul camp. In trying to explain this situation, which carries a big political cost to her already sub-tier candidacy, Bachmann is leveling a pretty loaded claim. It’s also one that Sorenson has flatly denied — he says the conversation Bachmann recounts never happened. source (viafollow)
13:43 // 2 years ago
November 21, 2011

Is Donald Trump’s toupée a good luck charm? Uh, no.

  • 73% of Americans don’t care who Trump supports source

» So why has Bachmann met with him four times? So far, Michelle Bachmann seems to be promoting Donald Trump’s advice better than she’s promoting herself — she’s currently sitting at 4% in the latest USA Today/Gallup poll.

23:01 // 2 years ago
November 12, 2011
Ooh, new look for Bachmann tonight. 

Ooh, new look for Bachmann tonight. 

20:21 // 2 years ago