Top Bachmann Aide Quits

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Wednesday, November 04, 2009 at 5:51 pm

Politico reports that Rep. Michele Bachmann’s (R-Minn.) chief of staff Michelle Marston is stepping down.

Multiple sources have confirmed that Michelle Marston, a veteran Hill aide, is leaving Bachmann’s office.

In an e-mail exchange with POLITICO, Marston declined to say why she’s going.

“I’m just not talking about it, and frankly I don’t think there’s a story here,” Marston wrote. “Now, the thousands of people calling our office to tell us [they’re] coming to Capitol Hill tomorrow – that’s a story.”

Marston is referring to Bachmann’s planned anti-health care reform rally on the Capitol steps Thursday, after which she said she plans to lead attendees through the halls of several congressional office buildings to confront members of Congress and voice their opposition to Democratic health care reform legislation.

On a wholly unrelated note, Politico quotes an anonymous GOP member of Congress offering this explanation for Marston’s departure:

“When your captain’s crazy, it’s time to find a new ship,” the lawmaker said.

(Via Eric Kleefeld)

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16 Comments

strangely_enough
Comment posted November 4, 2009 @ 6:14 pm

“When your captain’s crazy, it’s time to find a new ship…”

The awesomeness of that quote is simply not quantifiable.


FU-KYL&McConnell
Comment posted November 4, 2009 @ 6:27 pm

Time to throw them all (Repugs) overboard!!!!!


de stijl
Comment posted November 4, 2009 @ 6:37 pm

Tomorrow is gonna be the political equivalent of an Insane Clown Posse show, and as Chief Of Staff, she was gonna be the one riding herd on this the mess.

“I quit” is a perfectly understandable reaction on Marston's part.


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bearclaw
Comment posted November 4, 2009 @ 7:30 pm

No kidding. The members of Congress, Republicans included, who respect Michele Bachmann likely can be counted on the fingers of one hand. Tomorrow's stunt with further isolate her in the “teabag” wing of the party. Only career move that would be better than quitting would have been saying “no” to the job offer in the first place.


brendanm
Comment posted November 4, 2009 @ 7:49 pm

Though the better response, in general, is mutiny.


Jack Daniels
Comment posted November 4, 2009 @ 8:49 pm

Tomorrow will be a GREAT day in FREEDOM for telling the idiots is Washington what the people really feel about the Health Care Bill and what a mistake it would be! This Government can not run anything other than screwing citizens and take our money!!! Its amazing how scared you people are and how you react!


Swami_Binkinanda
Comment posted November 4, 2009 @ 9:07 pm

Yeah! Like the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Marines, the Coast Guard, the FAA and the Airports! Those run terrible and use a lot of money. And who uses highways? Social Security and Medicare and unemployment benefits and colleges and public schools all have to go, because they just aren't run right! And those public health officials think they know everything, like at the CDC and stuff! Crazy! They should know that joe sixpack on the streetcorner is way smarter than all those scientists at the USGS, weather service, NOAA, NIH, hell the list of acronyms goes on and one and I for a fact know I'm smarter than ALL of them smarty pants byurry-crats. If only Rush and Beck were running things, it would be just like libertarian and conservative heaven-think like Mad Max or maybe Rwanda! That's freedom from government oppression when you can hack people to death with a machete and be rewarded by your fellow tribesmen for it! That's what the founding fathers wanted for our future!

Genius.


de stijl
Comment posted November 4, 2009 @ 9:10 pm

Scared? You're kidding right?

It's gonna be awesome!

Remember when Britney Spears was on the VMAs a few years back (before she got sober – well, soberish) for her “comeback” and she wandered around the stage like a pole-axed gibbon?

Remember the video of David Hasselhof where he was too drunk to eat his hamburger?

Remember Anna Nicole Smith in clown make-up?

Remember Nick Nolte's mugshot?

Well, tomorrow is going to be awesomer! Eleventy gazillion times awesomer!


cnation
Comment posted November 4, 2009 @ 10:27 pm

The thing is, if healthcare reform in any of its current incarnations is allowed to pass, Bachmann won't be looking all that crazy a few years down the line once the full impact of this insane legislation begins to affect -your- life.

Perhaps those who find high entertainment value in calling their fellow countrymen and women 'teabaggers' can ask the grown-ups in their lives to explain to them why they should perhaps consider taking this situation a little more seriously.

-Cnation


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Comment posted November 5, 2009 @ 2:46 am

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Comment posted November 5, 2009 @ 2:47 am

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Comment posted November 5, 2009 @ 2:50 am

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strangely_enough
Comment posted November 5, 2009 @ 2:10 pm

Yeah, why don't they just take pictures of their opponents and draw Hitler mustaches on them like adults?


monkey99
Comment posted November 6, 2009 @ 11:51 pm

I think when someone in Bachmann's office greets the new top aide, they should say: “Welcome to the Titanic!”


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