When you get an invitation as rare as an invitation to a White House Christmas Party (even if you’re a member of Congress, who gets one every year), you need to make your few seconds with the President count by making your deepest Christmas wishes known, just like you did when you were forced to sit on a mall Santa’s lap for an awkward photo in your formative years. And Michele Bachmann, who will retire from Congress this year after a career of dedicated service to our country, decided to do exactly that this year, when she had the President’s ear for a brief time after her family took a photo with him.
All Michele Bachmann wants for Christmas, it turns out, is to bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb Iran.
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R., Minn.) knew the White House Christmas party this week would be her last chance as a member of Congress to speak directly to President Obama. She didn’t waste the opportunity.
Despite the objections of her family members, who didn’t want to be embarrassed, Bachmann said she wanted to give some “substantive comments” to the president. She waited until pictures were taken and her family walked off the stage.
“I turned to the president and I said, something to the effect of, ‘Mr. President, you need to bomb the Iranian nuclear facilities, because if you don’t, Iran will have a nuclear weapon on your watch and the course of world history will change,’” she told the Washington Free Beacon.
According to Michele Bachmann, the President replied that it “wasn’t that easy,” to which Michele replied to the effect that he was the President and he could do whatever he damned well pleased, which he clearly already knows, but should give all of us a feeling of relief that Michele Bachmann never even got close to the highest office in the land, or most of the Middle East (and probably whatever other country spurned her advances) would be nothing more than a smoking hole in the Earth’s crust.
There is one other important item to note: Michele Bachmann has certainly had her ups and downs in the court of public opinion, and many conservatives now feel that her brand of outspoken-ness is both embarassing and passe. The good news is, they’re not alone. Apparently, her family feels exactly the same way. I’m not sure what, exactly, she’s retiring from Congress to do (other than run for President, I suppose), but those ladies in her kids’ PTA better watch out.