Inquirer Letters Extra: Will miss Michele Bachmann

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Michelle Bachmann speaks at a Tea Party rally in April 2011. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R., Minn.) has been excoriated by every group in America with the exception of the tea party, of which I am one proud member.

But Bachmann is an American treasure fulfilling the American dream: successful lawyer, wife, mother of five, foster mother to 23 children, community activist (not organizer), congresswoman, patriot, intellect, and an ardent God-fearing Christian Zionist.

She stood up to the establishment, the media, and Republicans and Democrats alike. Bachmann warned all who would listen of government overreach, out-of-control spending and corruption; backroom deals; budget deficits; insurmountable debt; and abandonment of our friends and allies.

She will be leaving Congress, but her voice and prescience will resou

Gene Shusman, Rydal

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Bachmann was pilloried in the media, as in the lip-sync spoof (video) below.

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