In case you forgot, here’s her political stance…
The former presidential candidate, Tea Party favourite, and socialism-hater is officially a European… triggering a celebration in Irony Land. US Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN), the former presidential candidate and conservative darling, is officially a Swiss citizen. Bachmann’s husband Marcus has long been eligible for dual citizenship due to his parents’ Swiss origins, and he went through with it in March, automatically making his wife and three of their young children dual citizens as well. Bachmann is even eligible to run for office in the Swiss Canton (Province) of Thurgau. The improbable development was sure to strike the funny bones of bloggers everywhere, given that Bachmann suggested that President Obama holds “anti-American views” and often rails against government-run, European-style healthcare systems. Here are some of the best jokes:
Ilya Gerner at Indecision Forever wrote, “Congratulations, Switzerland! Elaborate clocks are no longer the only kind of cuckoos your scenic confederacy will be known for.
A Blow to Freedom Lovers
Noah Kristula-Green at The Daily Beast wrote, “Don’t tell Bachmann, but all Swiss citizens are required to purchase basic health insurance under the country’s tyrannical healthcare system. Worse still, the system has transparent costs, its consumer driven, and it provides near-universal coverage”.
Gerner wrote, “This is part of a transparent ploy to qualify Bachmann for the position of IRS Commissioner in a Mitt Romney administration. What better way to learn the ropes of promoting tax avoidance than to visit Romney’s money?
Cassie Murdoch at Jezebel wrote, “With her fancy new dual citizenship, she’s now eligible to run for office in Switzerland. Let’s hope she goes for it ASAP”.
Noreen Malone at New York wrote, “I can’t wait to hear the factually-challenged congresswoman’s version of Swiss history, in which, we assume, the founding battle of Thurgau was fought by the Von Trapp Family, aided by General Swiss Miss”.
9 May 2012
As quoted in Yahoo News