Surprise! Michele Bachmann's attorney blames media for Iowa ethics scandal

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You'll have a hard time finding a less accountable elected official than Michele Bachmann.
As scandal after scandal after scandal comes to light in connection with Michele Bachmann's ill-fated presidential run, we wondered how Michele would find a way to blame the series of self-created messes on Democrats.

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Apparently she's opting for a slightly different but related tactic this time around -- blaming the media.

You see, it's all our fault that Michele's ignorance of Iowa ethics rules has one of her former staffers in hot water. Sure, Bachmann may have personally approved rule-violating payments to a sitting Iowa Senator that were funneled through a Colorado shell company, but according to Bachmann's attorney, all that matters is that Michele herself isn't in trouble.

Bachmann's attorney, William McGinley, told KARE 11 the media coverage of the ethics scandal is "wrong, reckless, and outrageous."

"This dispute is between the Iowa Senate and an Iowa senator. It has nothing whatsoever to do with congresswoman Bachmann or her political committees," McGinley said. "For anyone to suggest otherwise is both dishonest and reprehensible."

So Michele's former chief of staff and longtime buddy Andy Parrish is dishonest and reprehensible, then? Because according to his sworn-upon-oath testimony, the buck stopped with Bachmann.

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