She's going away! Michele Bachmann is leaving us! She's not running for re-election to Congress next year!
Where are the Bay City Rollers when you need them? "Bye, Bye, Baby!" And that's for sure!
There's an especially suitable line from this song for this situation: "Wish I had never known you better."
Actually that is as undecipherable as Dorothy's line in the Wizard of Oz: "If I ever go looking again for my heart's desire, I won't look any further than my own backyard because if it isn't there then I never really lost it to begin with."
Since neither of these lines makes any sense, they fit right well into this parting message to Michele Bachmann because she never made any sense either. She was mind-blowingly crazy. She was crazier than the "I am not a witch" woman. At least the latter was trying to run away from her reputation for being a whack job. Michele embraced being a zany with that wide-eyed stare that was kind of shivery.
Remember? Her doing a very odd and awkward Lindy on the stage with her doughy husband. Calling for investigation of the Democratic "Communists" serving in Congress. Oh, please, that's enough. I can't bear to bring her back now that we are finally to be rid of her.
Well, not completely rid of her. She will linger on like the smell of a burnt dinner, like the Sarah Palin of twitter and a bored news media. Periodically the two will pop up when news is slow. Some things, like a summer cold, just come around and have to be borne.
Best news is that we have a chance of winning her seat. Her Democratic rival in 2012 nearly beat her and has announced he is running again. Of course it's a Republican district, and a GOP candidate to replace her will likely not be as outrageous as Michele the Cracked Belle. But there is a chance. We next have to find sixteen other House seats where we have a chance of winning. That will give us back the House, a consummation devoutly to be wished.
Just think how lovely life will be if the House is Democratic again. We could get something done in D.C. Do you remember what that's like? I know it's a long time back, but I can assure you that there was a time when the Congress did the people's work.
Well, that's a lovely prospect. Meantime, let's rejoice in what we have today. Sing it out! Bye, bye, baby, and farewell, Michele.
And, girl, don't bother to call or write.