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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Bachmann flees reporters again

Talking Points Memo: At a joint press conference Tuesday with a Republican state senator from Minnesota, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) was rushed out of the room by aides and shielded from reporters as soon as she was questioned about potential ethics violations committed during her 2012 presidential campaign, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.

Bachmann was conducting the press conference with state Sen. Sean Nienow (R) to discuss problems related to Medicaid reimbursement rates. But the congresswoman and tea party champion was ultimately asked about allegations of campaign finance violations from her White House bid last year, which could lead to an investigation by the House Ethics Committee.

When that subject was broached, “aides closed in blocking reporters and photographers and ushered her out of the room,” according to the Star Tribune.
This is actually the second time Shelly’s hightailed it away from embarrassing questions in recent weeks. Just last month, she practically took off running from CNN’s Dana Bash who was asking about the same thing.

If Bachmann had managed against all odds to become president, I’d imagine all her press conferences would end the same way; about 15 minutes in someone would ask something she wasn’t prepared to answer, and she’d say, “Ooh fer goodness sake! Would’ya lookit the time. I gotta go. It’s been real fun. Let’s do it again sometime!”

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