Republican Minnesota Representative Michele Bachman has made a lot of crazy claims over the years. In 2007 she said "Iran is the troublemaker trying to tip over apple carts all over Baghdad right now because they want America to pull out. And you know why? It's because they've already decided, that they're going to territory, they're- they're going to partition Iraq and half of Iraq, the western northern portion of Iraq is going to be called, the United, uh, the, the uh, -oh, I'm sorry, I can't remember the actual name of it now, but it's going to be called, um, uh, the, the, uh, uh the Iraq State of Islam, something like that.” In 2008 she said “I wish the American media would take a great look at the views of the people in Congress and find out if they are pro-America or anti-America." Her gaffes continued unabated but she garnered closer scrutiny as the campaign neared and in 2011 she declared, "What I love about New Hampshire and what we have in common is our extreme love for liberty. You’re the state where the shot was heard around the world in Lexington and Concord." Only, that was incorrect; one wonders if Ms. Bachman is reading from the same erroneous history books as Sarah Palin! You can play this game of citing bizarre Michele Bachman quotations all day long as she has a history of making unfounded remarks.
Michele is the darling of the Tea Parties. Ms. Bachman is an outspoken opponent of government subsidies; however, she has been the recipient of the same. She has helped 23 foster children over the years–a noble pursuit indeed. However her husband runs a Christian Counseling Center. One naturally wonders if the two things are related. She has a strong following among the Christian Right, only, unlike other candidates, Michele has not been voted out of office or resigned. She has shot to number two on many polls but I doubt she will get the nomination; she lacks mainstream appeal…so far. Potential Vice Presidential material!