UPDATE at bottom of the post:
There’s an interesting idea floating around in some circles that the GOP is trying to figure out a way to dump Michele Bachman, who is as batsh*t crazy as any loon on any one of Minnesota many lakes. She’s not know for her factual accuracy. PolitiFact says that she basically lies – more than any other politician. She did not pay her campaign staff. No one knows where the money her campaign raised, went. So – her staff is talking. The Pink Flamingo read that she had refused to pay her staff unless they signed a non-disclosure document. When a candidate does this, you know they’re dirty.
“…“I have been interviewed by investigators,” says Peter Waldron, a former Bachmann staffer who’s embroiled in his own fight with his former boss, involving his allegations of pay-to-play politics and improper payments by the campaign—making him one of several members of Bachmann’s inner circle who’ve fallen out with the woman they once hoped would become commander in chief. While he was careful to avoid specifics in regard to the investigating body, Waldron said that “investigators came [and] interviewed me and are interviewing other staff members across the country.”…”
Michele Bachmann could be in deep you know what. The Office of Congressional Ethics is investigating her campaign, which we all know was not the most squeaky clean entity in the elephant dung. There is just so much out there, there are times when The Pink Flamingo just doesn’t know where to begin.
Let’s start off by quoting William McGinley, who is the attorney for her campaign.
“…“There are no allegations that the Congresswoman engaged in any wrongdoing,” …“We are constructively engaged with the OCE and are confident that at the end of their Review the OCE Board will conclude that Congresswoman Bachmann did not do anything inappropriate.”…”
Of course not. She’s a good Christian. She would never do anything unethical.
“…The report suggests that congressional investigators are looking into alleged under-the-table payments by campaign staffers, as well as improper transfers of funds by the campaign. Peter Waldron, an evangelist and former aide to Bachmann’s presidential campaign, has alleged in a complaint to the Federal Election Campaign that Bachmann used funds from her leadership PAC to cover the consultant costs for her presidential race. Waldron also claims that the Bachmann campaign improperly hid payments to Kent Sorenson, an Iowa state senator who ran the Bachmann campaign in the state until he jumped to join Rep. Ron Paul’s effort.
The OCE probe is in its second phase. If OCE votes to send a recommendation to the full House Ethics Committee, the panel will have 90 days to decide whether to continue with the investigation. If Ethics declines to move ahead with a full-scale probe, OCE’s report on its findings will be publicly released….”
You see, it’s not just about Michele Bachmann. It is about the far right king-pin, money machine Billionaires who have gamed the system to turn the GOP into their own little political fantasyland, complete with dimwits like Bachmann. Either by bribery, coercion, or even possible blackmail, to get their way. They own the GOP. They also own Michele Bachmann.
It is these far right billionaires who are keeping idiots like Michele Bachmann in elected office, to do their bidding. Don’t ever think that they are not going to come to her defense. There are some who think they will not.
The Pink Flamingo has been saying, for over a year, that Michele Bachmann is an embarrassment to the GOP. What has changed for anyone to think that she is going to be dumped? I really don’t think anything has.
There is nothing new about Michele Bachmann being an embarrassment to the GOP. That isn’t going to change. The Pink Flamingo is one of those who feels that she is going to wriggle out of this one by crying and wringing her hands on FOX that she is being harassed by anti-Christian forces. The usual suspects will circle the wagons around her to rant and rave that this is yet another liberal plot hatched by socialist and marxist forces who are against the republic, yada yada yada.
This is a woman who is either so incompetent or so corrupt that she has still has yet to pay some of her campaign staff.
She has a reputation for being disorganized, incompetent, and vicious. Good Christian? Right?
UPDATED: Once again The Pink Flamingo is right, durn it. On CNN this morning, Tea Party Express whatever, Amy Kramer was defending Bachmann as a strong physical conservative and leading opponent of Obama Care. Evidently, according to Kramer, Bachmann is being railroaded.
The Pink Flamingo told you they would start circling the wagons to protect Bachmann. After all, she’s a good conservative and that’s all that matters. Once again, we discover that the tea parties have no need for honor, decency or ethics, only loyalty to the cause.
UPDATE #2: Glenn Beck is defending Michele Bachmann, saying that the reason she is under investigation is that she criticized radical Islam. Earlier today, The Pink Flamingo told someone that it really doesn’t matter what Bachmann has done. As long as she spews the right words, and says the right things, she will be defended, no matter what she says, who she destroys, and who she hurts.
The far right is no longer about honor and decency, but that the end justifies the means – any means, no matter what.