Is Michele Bachmann the FOX News Candidate

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Is it more profitable for “conservative” news sources to have another Obama victory?  There is no other logical explanation other than this is all about FOX promoting FOX candidates to make FOX ratings higher.

“…One day after Bachmann hinted that she may be lacing up her 2012 running shoes sooner than her self-mandated June deadline, Fox News and its affiliates began promoting Palin appearances on several shows on Wednesday.

“Right now, it’s anyone’s race, so who does Sarah Palin think will lead the GOP to victory in 2012? Surprising insight from the former governor tonight on Hannity,” a Fox advertisement sang out. And at 10 p.m. ET, according to a tweet by host Eric Bolling, Palin will appear on Fox Business Network’s Follow the Money, where Bolling says they will discuss the GOP field.

Because of the enormous center of shared attributes on the Bachmann-Palin Venn diagram—both are outspoken, often controversial female leaders with loyal followings in the tea party movement—many analysts have speculated that one’s decision to run will eclipse the other’s, particularly when it comes to constituent support.

Advisers to Palin, the GOP’s 2008 vice presidential nominee, refused to speak on the record. Still, they indicated that her swing through the Fox prime-time lineup wouldn’t feature any major bombshell announcements or endorsements. (She’s a paid contributor for the network and could complicate election rules via the Fairness Doctrine if she did.)

But Bachmann told National Journal last week that her decision (sources say that she “very likely” will run) is independent of “anyone being in the race today, or if anyone else considers it,” including Palin. In a new fundraising letter, Bachmann asks supporters to vote with their wallets, contributing $25 if they think she should stay in the House, and $50 or $100 if they think she should take the presidential plunge….”

There are some who are giving her a chance to win.  She is one of the few Republicans who might get the nomination, and The Pink Flamingo will NEVER NEVER EVER EVER NEVER vote for her.

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The Pink Flamingo thinks that anyone who is a seated United States Senator or member of Congress should NOT be allowed to run for POTUS unless they resign their office the moment they decide to run. It would sure prevent some of the truly deplorable grand-standing.

Take Michele Bachmann, please.

“..In a speech to New Hampshire Republicans, Bachmann recounted learning about a horrific time in history as a child — the Holocaust — and wondering if her mother did anything to stop it. She said she was shocked to hear that many Americans weren’t aware that millions of Jews had died until after World War II ended.

Bachmann said the next generation will ask similar questions about what their elders did to prevent them from facing a huge tax burden.

“I tell you this story because I think in our day and time, there is no analogy to that horrific action,” she said, referring to the Holocaust. “But only to say, we are seeing eclipsed in front of our eyes a similar death and a similar taking away. It is this disenfranchisement that I think we have to answer to.””…

This woman has no business in Congress, let alone running for POTUS.

“…The Minnesota congresswoman told Fox News’ Chris Wallace that NATO airstrikes had killed up to 30,000 civilians in the country.

“People should be outraged at the foolishness of the president’s decision,” she said. “He said he wanted to go in for humanitarian purposes and overnight we are hearing that potentially 10 to 30,000 people could have been killed in the strike. Those are some of the reports.”

“The NATO strikes killed 10,000 to 30,000 people?” an incredulous Wallace asked.

“A report that came out last night from the Tripoli ambassador said that potentially there could be 10,000 to 30,000,” Bachmann insisted.

“You mean the Libyans?” Wallace pressed.

“Yes,” Bachmann replied….”

Bachmann’s real record is much different from the glowing myth. She has sponsored and passed only 2 bills while in the House. She is a maven for taking farm subsidies, and can’t control her staff. She has one of the highest turn-over rate on the Hill. Then there is this serious little problem:

“…The federalist argument is also severely undercut by the fact that since joining the U.S. Congress in 2007, Bachmann has appropriated more than $3.7 million in earmarks. What is more, when Republicans sought an earmark moratorium, Bachmann pushed to exclude transportation projects from the ban.

Bachmann may also be plagued by her involvement in a controversial pardon. In 2007, Bachmann wrote a letter requesting a presidential pardon for a convicted drug-smuggler and money-launderer named Frank Vennes. Vennes was convicted of money laundering in 1988 and pleaded no contest to a cocaine and weapons charge. Making matters worse, he and his wife donated a total of $27,600 to Bachmann’s 2006 and 2008 election.

On October 2, 2008, Rep. Bachmann wrote a second letter after Vennes’ home was raided by federal agents investigating his connection to a billion dollar Ponzi scheme, this time admitting: “Regrettably, it now appears that I may have too hastily accepted his [Frank Vennes] claims of redemption and I must withdraw my previous letter.” Bachmann’s spokesman tells me, Rep. Bachmann “has remained disassociated from Mr. Vennes and is saddened by the latest charges that were filed against him.” Some have questioned whether or not evangelical Christians like Bachmann may be naive when it comes to claims of redemption. Should Bachmann’s campaign gain steam, she will likely have to answer questions about her judgment….”

 

 

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