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ccharles000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-31-08 02:05 AM
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Michele Bachmann's 2003 Christmas letter reveals life before Hardball
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I recently came across a strange Michele Bachmann artifact that dates to long before her disasterous appearance on Hardball. It's a Christmas letter she wrote in 2003, her third year as a state senator. While retaining a whiff of the usual braggadocio one expects from a seasonal form letter--son Lucas is pre-med, daughter Sophia is a parent's dream--it reads less like a Christmas card and more like Bachmann's attempt to pimp her children out to the most wholesome conservative bidders.

Lucas is a pre-med school chick magnet at the University of Minnesota who has an affinity for Mexican dancing. Areebah! Bachmann proclaims at mention of this, suggesting that the Congresswoman's only knowledge of Mexican culture has been learned through Speedy Gonzalez cartoons. As soon as he gets into medical school his mom plans to crank up the heat in finding him a good wife to clean up after him. She even has a classified ad in mind: "Chick magnate (sic) needs wife to put him through med school, clean house, pay bills and run his life. Must be willing to gamble against onslaught of socialized medicine diminishing return on investment."

Sixteen-year-old Harrison has all the makings to be a good a husband, Bachmann explains, referring to him as "utter perfection" (a term that becomes a proper noun later in the letter, i.e. "Utter Perfection"). He is also, rather creepily, referred to as a "female fantasy treasure." For the fun of it, I punched "female fantasy treasure" into Google--the results were not suitable for a family Christmas letter.

But Bachmann doesn't stop there. Her other daughter, Elisa, was well into wifehood training in 2003, when she was 13. Elisa is "ORGANIZED!" Bachmann proclaims, which means she was "born to be the perfect wife and mother." But Elisa comes with a disclaimer: "Future mates will have to apply as she does not advertise herself. Thank God for her modesty; she tries desperately to set an example for her mother." Judging from the Hardball appearance, it was a losing effort.

Bachmann introduces her next daughter with an odd reference to plural marriage: "King Henry had his 6 wives, and if our Caroline had been one of them I think she would have been called Caroline the Vibrant." Mom offers little explanation for this designation, but goes on to reveal Caroline's waist size, saying that she "pulls jeans over her 14" hips," which sounds like a line from a mail-order wife catalog.

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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-31-08 02:06 AM
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1. Calling your sons chick magnets and female fantasy treasures is BEYOND bizarre.
Good gravy. :puke:
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-31-08 05:02 AM
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7. Magnate. She called him a chick magnate. n/t
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 01:35 AM
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13. good heavens.
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-31-08 02:07 AM
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2. What...the fuck?
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-31-08 05:03 AM
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8. I came here to say this^^^. n/t
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ccharles000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-31-08 12:37 PM
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11. I agree
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-31-08 02:13 AM
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3. 14 inch hips??
say what?
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Virginian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-31-08 02:25 AM
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5. How old is she, six? n/t
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Veritas_et_Aequitas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-31-08 02:15 AM
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4. That's just not cool. nt
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Thor_MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-31-08 04:43 AM
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6. Bat Shit Crazy
'nuff said.
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-31-08 05:03 AM
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9. And this. n/t
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-31-08 05:42 AM
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10. "Chick magnate (sic) needs wife to put him through med school"
"Because Mom and Dad are a coupla rich tightwads."
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-31-08 01:02 PM
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12. How creepy
I bet her kids hope she gets re-elected, just so that she WON'T be able to spend more time with her family.

At the very best, she must be embarrassing the hell out of them. At worst - well, I don't even want to go there.

Seriously, is this typical of a certain social group?
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