Michele Bachmann announced recently that she would not seek another term, thus bringing to an end her sometimes very bizarre tenure in the House of Representatives. If you are a long-time reader of this site, you know that she is one of our favorite politicians.
Upon announcing her retirement from the House she told her supporters she was not actually retiring…
“I’m not retiring, I’m not going silent, I’m not quitting my public involvement. In fact, I may run for another public office, that may happen, but for right now, I think I’m going to find another perch to weigh in on these matters.”
So, if she is not retiring, she must simply be quitting. Got it. This may (most likely?) has something to do with the possibility of ethics violations during the spectacular failure that was her 2012 presidential bid.
Of course Bachmann denies this:
“Be assured: My decision was not in any way influenced by any concerns about my being reelected to Congress. … I have every confidence that if I ran, I would again defeat the individual who I defeated last year, who recently announced he is once again running.
“And rest assured, this decision was not impacted in any way by the recent inquiries into the activities of my former presidential campaign or my former presidential staff. It was clearly understood that compliance with all rules and regulations was an absolute necessity for my presidential campaign. And I have no reason to believe that that was not the case.”
In other Bachmann news, she has a new book based off of her. That, in itself, is not news. Rather, the fact that it is romance novel is what may raise some eyebrows. I really don’t have anything else to say on this…other than WOW. Not once during the primaries did I think “hey, this tire fire of a campaign and candidate is a great basis for a romance novel.” Granted, I have never written, nor read, a romance novel…so what do I know? If you have a Kindle, you can pick up a copy of the book for $2.99 on Amazon.