• Michele Bachmann Possibly Dropping Out of Congressional Career, Too

    I've never heard of an especially painful case of candida voluntarily walking away from your groin to pursue other fungal interests after failing to infect some other body part, and I wasn't expecting anything like that from Michele Bachmann.

    So, this speculative not-actual-news about something that some unspecified people suspect might maybe happen possibly concerning Michele Bachmann's career comes as somewhat of a shock

    To run for president, Mrs. Bachmann suspended her House campaign. And the district she has represented since 2007 could be redrawn to her disadvantage.

    Her Sixth Congressional District includes the fast-growing suburbs and exurbs of the Twin Cities and faces significant changes when the state's maps get redrawn. On the same day she announced here that she would "stand aside" in the presidential race, Democrats and Republicans were arguing for their respective redistricting plans before a judicial panel in St. Paul…

    "There seems to be a pretty widespread sense that Bachmann has been giving serious consideration to not running," said Larry Jacobs, a political science professor at the University of Minnesota, based on his conversations with Republican figures around Mrs. Bachmann's Stillwater base.

    It seems pretty unlikely to me that Bachmann would voluntarily cede any quantum of power to another human being, though stranger things have allegedly happened.

    But who knows. Maybe she was actually right when she promised us that "we are going to see a miracle."

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    Tags: House of Representatives, Keith Olbermann, Michele Bachmann, Minnesota


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