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“This could be a career ender for Michele Bachmann” Too Bad, So Sad!

2:44 am - 05/03/2013

With a special investigator soon to be appointed by the chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court, the ethics cloud hovering over Rep. Michele Bachmann could quickly become a major problem for the Tea Party hero, experts tell Salon.

“This is very serious,” said Craig Holman, a government ethics lobbyist at liberal-leaning watchdog group Public Citizen. “It’s not Watergate, or at least not yet, but these are a series of allegations that are each serious on their own, and when you put them all together, this could be a career ender for Michele Bachmann.”

Ken Boehm, chairman of the conservative-leaning National Legal and Policy Center, told Salon that we should wait to see what investigators find — indeed, no wrongdoing has been reported so far — though he acknowledged the escalating scrutiny could be a major headache for the congresswoman down the line.

The Iowa investigation, looking into whether the campaign improperly paid a state senator, is just one of at least three different probes examining a range of allegations related to Bachmann’s failed presidential campaign, including charges that she improperly used campaign funds to promote her book, that her campaign “launder[ed]” money, and that one of her staffers stole an email list from a home-school organization.

Two former staffers, including her former chief of staff, have agreed to testify against Bachmann, which Holman said is “very unusual” and something that will push investigators at the Federal Elections Commission and the Office of Congressional Ethics, each of which reportedly has its own investigations into the campaign, to take the matter seriously.

More at the source: http://www.salon.com/2013/05/02/this_could_be_a_career_ender_for_michele_bachmann/


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nextdrinksonme 3rd-May-2013 04:02 pm (UTC)
Didn't Sarah Palin do something similar? Raise money to campaign and then just not do so and use the money herself?
browneyedguuurl 3rd-May-2013 04:08 pm (UTC)
I believe so.
grazie 3rd-May-2013 04:27 pm (UTC)
Really? That picture? I hate the woman, but seriously.
shoujokakumei 3rd-May-2013 04:43 pm (UTC)
At first I thought the picture was the topic of the story, so I had to read it about four times before I figured out that it was just there.
tabaqui 3rd-May-2013 04:42 pm (UTC)
So not surprised if they find all kinds of double-dealing and mishandling of money. I hope this makes her go away *forever* - cannot stand this woman.
moonshaz 3rd-May-2013 04:51 pm (UTC)
this could be a career ender for Michele Bachmann

From Craig Holman's lips to god's/goddess's/the flying spaghetti monster's ears!

Seriously, I SO hope this prediction comes true. I'm enough of a cynic that if she was just being accused of/investigated for one particular thing, I would be pretty pessimistic. But with this much smoke, there's BOUND to be some fire somewhere... and hopefully, also some consequences.

I can hope anyway.

(And I'm using this icon because, after viewing THAT pic, I desperately need some of this!)
carmy_w 3rd-May-2013 04:55 pm (UTC)
Agreed on every single item-including the brain bleach!

Heck; I'd be happy if she just would quietly go the f*ck away!
cher_arlequin 3rd-May-2013 04:59 pm (UTC)
As gleeful as I am over the possibility of Bachmann's career being ruined, is it really necessary to use that particular photo?
lovedforaday 3rd-May-2013 06:24 pm (UTC)
now i'm hungry for a corn dog.
beoweasel 3rd-May-2013 07:14 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but that's not a corndog.
dziga123 3rd-May-2013 07:05 pm (UTC)
I guess "pray away" thing do work. But not as Marcus expected, though.
I love the photo.
browneyedguuurl 3rd-May-2013 07:17 pm (UTC)
Your icon is hilarious and so accurate. You should add socialist somewhere in there. Haha!
browneyedguuurl 3rd-May-2013 07:13 pm (UTC)
Sorry for the late response, I just go out of a long meeting. I feel the need to say that I apologize if the picture I selected ruffled some feathers, but I did so because I just find it hilarious because of the way her eyes look, not because of any other factor, especially because every other picture of hers has those dead, creepy eyes of her staring back. If the general consensus is that it's offensive I'll change it, but if its to appease 2 or 3 people when everyone else is fine with it, just scroll past the post. That's what I do when I see something I don't like. Plus I remember when that picture first came out and people on here laughed and found it hilarious, myself included.
mrasaki 3rd-May-2013 10:25 pm (UTC)
you could use that Time magazine (or whatever publication it was) front cover where she's doing the CRAZY EYES.
mrasaki 3rd-May-2013 10:23 pm (UTC)
Just yesterday I was reading editorial articles about her written in 2011, when she was still a 'serious' contender. The authors seemed worried about her actually getting anywhere. It is sooo very satisfying to read, in hindsight.
layweed 3rd-May-2013 10:28 pm (UTC)
I could really use a corndog.
blackjedii 3rd-May-2013 11:10 pm (UTC)
The problem is even with her gone, her area will still be gerrymandered.
Meaning she'll just be replaced by an even more radical Tea Partier.

mollywobbles867 4th-May-2013 12:07 am (UTC)
I haven't had a corndog in ages...dipped in ketchup and mustard...NOM NOM NOM
recorded 4th-May-2013 04:49 am (UTC)
i had one yesterday
they are still as delicious as ever.
underlankers Can't come soon enough: 4th-May-2013 12:28 am (UTC)
brucelynn 4th-May-2013 02:38 am (UTC)
Bye !!!

You won't be missed !!!

also LMFAO at the picture
castalianspring 4th-May-2013 03:29 am (UTC)
Bachmann is terrible, but I could seriously do without the sexist combination of that pic plus the gif with the gendered slur.
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