Bachmanns Vetting Begins: The Dirt Surfaces---Earmarks, Farm Subsidies And Pardons.

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    Bachmann is in one week, the dirt starts surfacing. Palin has been putting up with this for 2 1/2 years. Still nothing. Bachmann is fixing to see the wrath of the liberal MSM and she will be looked at under a electron microscope. This is why Palin is going to come out shining because she has been vetted and has been vetted a second time and still, she has come out a winner. Romney has yet to be vetted like Palin. Same goes to Pawlenty but one thing is clear. There is something about a conservative woman that causes the media to go into search and destroy mode. Bachmann will be out of this race before you know it.



    Michele Bachmann | Earmarks | Tea Party | The Daily Caller

    Bachmann may also be plagued by her involvement in a controversial pardon. In 2007, Bachmann wrote a letter requesting a presidential pardon for a convicted drug-smuggler and money-launderer named Frank Vennes. Vennes was convicted of money laundering in 1988 and pleaded no contest to a cocaine and weapons charge. Making matters worse, he and his wife donated a total of $27,600 to Bachmann’s 2006 and 2008 election.

    Bachmann’s penchant for earmarks dates back to her days in the Minnesota state Senate. Despite her reputation as a fiscal conservative, from 2001-2006, then-state Senator Bachmann proposed more than $60 million in earmarks, including a $710,000 “Bond For Centerville Local Improvements Around Highway 14″ and a $40,000,000 “Bond for Lino Lakes And Columbus Township Highway Interchanges.”




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    Yeah.... your side doesn't do that at all, does it?

    What a bunch of bullshit. You want the Democratic Party to lie down and just let the Conservatives be the bastions of Political Wrangling.

    Both sides do it. One side tends to rely on facts more than another... Muslim, Kenyan, America-hater, anti-American... does any of that ring a bell? Or did we forget about all of that now that it's a new election cycle?

    Bachmann's and Palin's words and actions are now a matter of public record and subject to scrutiny. Stop playing the "victim". Every politician makes their bed, and they all have to lie in it.
     
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    Why should Palin be scrutinized? She's not running for anything. She's a private citizen.
     
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    Because she's a Public figure that is neck deep in politics. She chose her own path. No one forced her Bus Trip, or her book deals, or her TV show on her.

    She could have finished her term in Alaska and retired nicely to a life of comfort. She didn't choose that path. She chose to be the face of the Tea Party... with that comes scrutiny. The people of ACORN are Private Citizens, but they(as a group) have been crucified by your side for half a decade(that I was aware of).

    Charlie Sheen is a Private citizen... shouldn't he be allowed to continue his downward spiral of drugs, alcohol and Porn Stars? Sure... but that's not the way the world works, is it?
     
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    yes well, as it turns out you should have been watching weenie and tweenie.
     
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    WTF does that mean?

    Edit... I googled it. I still don't understand the connection to Bachmann and Palin... or even the general political connection.... but thanks for playing!
     
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    as expected.. Kerry On
     
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    She's guilty of being Conservative While Female.
     
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    Big deal. All the candidates have to deal with intense scrutiny. It's part of the process. I wish the press had done a better job vetting Obama....

    One of the reasons that House and Senate members rarely make it to POTUS is that they have too many votes on record and the opposition has endless ways to spin those votes. There are literally hundreds of votes every session. The average Joe doesn't understand the machinations of the sausage making machine in DC. They see a vote for or against something and naturally assume that is the persons position on the issue. But because the system is so archaic and inane, these legislators have to make a compromises to get things done. Sometimes a legislator will vote yes on a bill one day, then no on the same bill (with a rider or add-on) the next day.
     
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    Have they mentioned the outrage of Bachmann accepting government money - for her foster children? Personally, I find that outrageous. Imagine - taking parentless children into your home and 'profiting' from it!!!! Fucking bitch!

    *sacrasm off*
     

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