The biggest disappointment: She is no longer willing to kiss President-elect Barack Obama State-of-the-Union style like she did President Bush. Bachmann, you can't go back on your word!
In her interview with The Hill, she was asked if she would kiss Obama when he addresses Congress. "Bachmann responded tersely, 'Will I be sitting in the well? Probably not.'"
In October, we reported another interview with Bachmann where she told us she would smooch Obama if he wanted some loving.
"If the presidency would somehow go to Barack Obama, I would welcome him to the 6th District as well," she said after the debate. "As a matter of fact, I would put my hand on his shoulder and give him a kiss if he wanted to."Change of opinion or playing hard to get?
In case you missed the infamous Bush kiss:
The rest of the story recaps a lot of his highlights and lowlights during her first term as congresswoman, once again reminding the world of her off-the-wall comment on a search for anti-American views in Congress. She's totally over it, she says.
Still, according to Bachmann, the "Hardball" train wreck happened at least a thousand years ago. "It's so ancient history for me," Bachmann said. "It is ancient history. It is not a part of who I am now. This is not a part of my life."Their description of Bachmann is very spot on. An ex-aide describes her playing the role of "the '50s kind of unassuming-housewife do-gooder". The aide also called her "a very nice person, a very caring person. She was gracious, gave me a hug. She is very motherly, on a personal level, very sincere."
We couldn't agree more. During our first meeting with Bachmann, we were convinced there would be fresh cookies sitting out on her desk just for us. If there weren't cookies, she was surely going to give you a big hug and smile. She's busy after all.
Other random Bachmann facts for the archives: She fasted and prayed for three days when she was trying to decide whether to run for Congress, she likes fixing toilets, and really loves fishing. What a woman.