In the most stunning awards exclusion since Barbra Streisand was denied a Best Director nom for The Prince of Tides, future-President of the United States Michele Bachmann wasn't selected for her alma mater's first-ever Hall of Fame class!
What on earth were the monsters at Anoka High School thinking?!?
"I would guess that a lot of people thought she was automatic and someone else nominated her. Nobody did," committee member Mike Clark said of Bachmann, a former cheerleader and 1974 graduate.
Forty-five nominations were submitted at the high school or on the school's Internet site over a six-week period, but Bachmann's name was not among them, Clark said. The committee ruled that only alumni who were nominated were eligible for this year's induction.
Perhaps the fault is all Bachmann's own. After all, by her own admission (and that of her high school boyfriend) she was a Democrat in her teenage days.
If she'd had her come-to-Republican-Jesus moment a few years earlier and stood up in the halls of Anoka High to give speeches conflating participation in the school musical with pedophilia, accusing the Young Democrats Club of prompting the recent mono outbreak among the swim team, and giving awkwardly long hugs to the student council president, she would've cut a more memorable figure among the Class of 1974.
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