While the sixth congressional district of Minnesota may lack the intellectual fortitude to keep Michele Bachmann at home, at least the establishment in the Republican Party in Washington has the good sense to clip her wings. Last week Bachmann announced her intention to pursue a leadership position in Congress. After realizing she didn’t stand a snowball’s chance in hell of getting the position, she bowed out and backed the favorite Jeb Hensarling.
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), a favorite of conservative activists around the country, ended her campaign to join the GOP leadership late Wednesday, electing to bow out rather than face near-certain defeat in next week’s leadership elections.
While the slaughter we received last week leaves us stunned and a little depressed, we can be thankful for small victories. Keeping Bachmann out of any leadership position in Congress is just such a victory!