Congresswoman Bachmann’s husband is of Swiss descent, so she has been eligible for dual-citizenship since they got married in 1978. However, recently some of their children wanted to exercise their eligibility for dual-citizenship so they went through the process as a family.Michele Bachmann spokesperson Becky Rogness • Explaining the news today that her boss, the congresswoman and former GOP presidential candidate, received dual-citizenship from Switzerland on March 19th. As it turns out, her husband, Marcus Bachmann, has been eligible due to his parent’s nationality, and that applies to Michele and their children as well. This means Bachmann is now eligible to run for office in Switzerland, which seems like a stretch, though she made it clear she isn’t immune to the charm of the western european state: “It’s tough to find a place not to like in Switzerland,” she said. source (via • follow)
If you take out oil exports, this region of over 400 million people exports roughly the same amount as Switzerland.Barack Obama • Noting a really interesting point about the Middle East’s economic prowess.
» The disgustingly evil are unabated: A 54-year-old man, name hitherto unknown, admitted to Swiss authorities that he had sexually abused over 100 people in the course of his career as a therapist to disabled adults and children. The police say they’ve identified 122 of the victims, and that the youngest was 1-year-old at the time of the abuse. Stories like these make everyday life harder and harder to stomach. Anybody know how to build an evil detector?