Inquirer Letters Extra: Will miss Michele Bachmann

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


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