Bachmann’s Bizarre Colorado Connection: From One Deranged Congresscritter to Another…


It's almost too good to be true (although Lynn Bartels reported it first, in 2011, it's worth resurfacing now): Embattled former presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann, the Minnesota Congressional Representative taking heat from an ethics investigation, whistle-blowing former staff, and more, got one of her closest staff members from none other than Marilyn Musgrave. The latter once appeared on a bipartisan list of the "13 most corrupt members of Congress," thanks to allegations that Musgrave misused her Congressional office for campaign purposes.

Guy Short, Musgrave's Chief of Staff, served as National Political Director for Bachmann's ill-fated presidential bid. And Colorado's contribution to the Bachmann team is alleged to be directly involved in Bachmann's alleged intentional campaign finance violations:

Former staffers tell The Daily Beast that investigators have allegedly asked about allegations of improper transfer of funds and under-the-table payments actions by Bachmann’s presidential campaign, specifically in relation to the campaign’s national political director, Guy Short, and Bachmann’s onetime Iowa campaign chairman, state Sen. Kent Sorenson. 

(emphasis mine)

Michelle Bachmann's past antics included a call for investigations by the media into "which members of Congress are anti-America." If potentially having violated American law knowingly counts, I guess she got her wish. Somehow, I doubt she'll cooperate with the media's investigation in this instance, though.

And as for Short, I just want to know how he phrases this skill on his LinkedIn profile: "Specialist in working with the deranged and allegedly corrupt?" "Doesn't let a few alleged campaign finance violations stop him from getting the job done?" "Can describe with a straight face political positions that make candidate a national laughingstock?"

And have Musgrave and Bachmann endorsed him for those? Will they be posting a recommendation?

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    • ClubTwitty says:

      Are you capable of an original thought? 

    • Curmudgeon says:

      That's a good idea, Gorpy…shut your eyes and pretend that your beloved party hasn't been perverted beyond all recognition by the TeaHadists, and that it isn't circling the drain…it worked so well for you last time.  You want us to wake you up after the Landslides of 2014?

    • Sir Robin says:

      I get it. Corruption, lies, amd stupidity aren't an issue for you. They're an acceptable way of life, and a prerequisite for someone you might vote for and support.

      • BlueCat says:

        Not acceptable if a Dem does it. But since this is a bunch of anointed by God righties we're talking about, libs must be desperate to even bring this totally unimportant stuff up. Libs are just out to get Bachmann and Musgrave and Short because they hate the real America.  Just wait! Tea Party Rs will win by landslides everywhere including Governor and Senator in Colorado.

        Now let's talk about something real like the hordes of fraudulent "urban" voters who want to take away our freedom. And enough of the snide Romney in a landslide remarks already. We all know that election was stolen with fraudulent votes!  Oh and I'm going right out right now to wake up that Sleeping Giant/ Silent Minority and  release my super secret bombshell and then you'll all be in really big trouble.  So there! Nice try! laugh

        Did I leave anything out?

  1. davebarnes says:

    I love the "cursor zit" on Michele's forehead.

  2. notaskinnycook says:

    Having Short on her staff might be an excuse ( I didn't say reason) for why Bachmann's Congressional record so closely mirrors Musgrave's. Maybe he's a jinx. Did Muskrat ever sponsor a bill that became law? I know Bachmann hasn't; nor even co-sponsored one. I wonder which far right-wingnut Congress critter he'll be pawned of on next. If I were one and he were offered to me I think I'd decline. 

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