Okay, everybody knows that Michele Bachmann spent several years suing tax scofflaws for the IRS. But how many people know why the Tea Party champion — who has absolutely zero history of stretching truths, distorting facts or outright lying — did it?
Michele Bachmann, on the campaign trail today, offered what seems to be a new explanation for her previous work as a lawyer for the Internal Revenue Service, something that has drawn some ire from the right.
Her explanation: She worked for the IRS as a kind of secret anti-tax mole whose mission was to get to know the place in order to better undermine it later. As she put it: "The first rule of war is 'know your enemy.' "
Oh, of course. That makes sense. Actually, it makes the most sense. It might even make all the sense. What that means is that she devoted five years of her life to working as an attorney for the Internal Revenue Service so that she could work as a covert agent — gathering information and squirreling away evidence — all the while knowing that one day she'd be in a position of power with the U.S. government and would be uniquely qualified to take down the entire corrupt organization. That's really the only explanation that makes any sense, right?
You know, come to think of it, this strategy probably also goes a long way toward explaining her longtime marriage to her husband Marcus.
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