It took Calvin Coolidge ten words to announce that he was not running for re-election in 1928. It took Michele Bachmann more than eight and a half minutes to tell us that she wasn’t running for re-election next year.
I fully anticipate the mainstream liberal media to put a detrimental spin on my decision not to seek a fifth term, as since I was first elected to Congress many years ago, they always seem to attempt to find a dishonest way to disparage me. But I take being the focus of their attention and disparagement as a true compliment of my public service effectiveness.
[Transcript with annotations by Melissa McEwan.]
For such a brave fighter for the right (and the Right), she sure is a whiny victim of those mean, cruel liberals. Actually, the only detrimental spin I can put on this news is that we won’t have her in Congress to mock and make fun of. Trust me, Ms. Bachmann, we disparaged you with all the honesty that we could muster.
And what is with this long goodbye? Jesus, even the operatic version of Desdemona died with less drama. So go already.