Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has come a long way since her first State of the Union address as a House member in 2007, when she reached out and touched President George W. Bush. And didn't let go.
Tonight was a bittersweet farewell, with a guest who pounded on and on about the ACA before the speech, USAToday reports (via KARE 11) in Bachmann sends message with St. Cloud doctor. Michele leaves with a sense of awe:
"It really is a sacred moment and a privilege, and so for me, I want to say thank you to the people of the 6th district who allowed me to be in that chamber all eight years," she said.
As for those vying to replace her, the Dolcinea of District Six has yet to draw a name out of a hat, KARE reports:
As for the race to succeed her, Bachmann said she is not ready to endorse a successor, except to say she is rooting for a Republican. Candidates currently seeking the GOP nod for the seat include former state Rep. Tom Emmer, former state Rep. Phil Krinkie, and Anoka County Commissioner Rhonda Sivarajah.
"I know them all," Bachmann said. "They're all very well qualified."
One pair of arms is like another, like the book says.
Photo: Bush and Bachmann in 2007.
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