Michele Bachmann says bloggers are a "miracle" and "where it's at!" during CPAC speech

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Photo of Bachmann at CPAC from Alex Seitz-Wald on Twitter
Her star may have faded a bit, but Michele still receives rock-star treatment at CPAC.
Earlier today, Michele Bachmann addressed an adoring throng at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland -- an event she no doubt falsely characterized as "the best party of the year!"

At the conclusion of her speech, Bachmann presented the award for "Blogger of the Year." It disappoints me to announce I was passed over in favor of Julie Borowski, creator of the Token Libertarian Girl video blog. (C'mon now! She barely updates that thing once a week...)

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But while my painstaking coverage of Bachmann wasn't enough to secure the "Blogger of the Year" title, I was heartened to hear some of the nice things Michele had to say about my profession.

"Bloggers are where it's at!" Michele said, adding that "through the miracle of bloggers, we're telling this good story" about how conservative values are prevailing over liberal ones. Given the state her party is in, we can only assume the bloggers she's referring to write historical fiction, but I still appreciate that Michele thinks my gig is hip and cool.

Bachmann went on to exhort her mostly youthful listeners to "grow up and assume the responsibilities of life. It's fun!"

See what I mean when I said she was lying about CPAC being the best party of the year?

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Nick Miller
Nick Miller

She is so hip and in touch with reality!


@Keith Morris I love your sweeping generalizations about people who live up north. In case you don't remember, Bachmann won by a relatively small margin. I suppose with your line of thinking, I should just conclude that every person in North Minneapolis who voted for Obama are single welfare mothers, gangbangers, and leeches who live off of the government dole. 

Furthermore, you apparently think that you are somehow morally superior to others just because you live within the confines of the Minneapolis border. If anything, you sound like a very simple person.

green23 topcommenter

@Lola House  She won't, though. 

Bachmann and Pawlenty are the most popular officeholders among MN Republicans. Bachmann's iconic status among the Right depends on maintaining her visibility. 

Bachmann's biggest political problem is that she is tied to both the evangelical and the Tea Party factions of the MNGOP. As the evangelical faction continues to lose influence, her future in MN politics will become tenuous. But she still has status among the national evangelical community, which means that she will be around for a while.


@green23 Minnesota Politics means nothing to the big game. No one cares about MN politics, because MN is nothing. MN is fly-over territory. DLF or GOP. No one gives a fuck!   

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