Bachmann won't run again: Top 10 tweets
Winstead, on Twitter: "I am supposed to leave MN Today but I may stay and celebrate with my peeps!"
As you'd expect, Twitter has been blowing up this morning in response to the news that Michele Bachmann won't seek reelection to Congress next year.
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Some tweets made erudite observations, like pointing out that Bachmann's retirement might be a net positive for the GOP. But for the purposes of this post, we're only concerned with the LOL-worthy ones. Below the jump we've compiled the 10 rip-roaringest zingers we saw in response to Bachmann's big announcement.
"I Fought Obamacare and Obamacare Won." #BachmannFarewellSongs-- David Corn (@DavidCornDC) May 29, 2013
Re: Bachmann fallout: Expect massive layoffs in the fact-checking industry.-- jasoncherkis (@jasoncherkis) May 29, 2013
News from Minnesota: Michele Bachmann is retiring to spend more time helping husband Marcus with his Liberace cosplay hobby.-- BillCorbett (@BillCorbett) May 29, 2013
Bachmann says her work continues to support "[her detractors'] best interests." Same-sex couples, women, and humans might disagree.-- Jeff Fecke (@jkfecke) May 29, 2013
Part of me will miss Michele Bachmann. The part that likes throwing stuff at the TV.-- Andrew Putz (@AJPutz) May 29, 2013
@shoq that wasn't gunfire it was rivots on the bridge snapping-- paul(@seedsown) May 29, 2013
You're cheering now, but when Michele Bachmann's Prayer Hour debuts on Fox News...-- Sam Knight (@samknight1) May 29, 2013
Thinking of poor @atrupar, trying to find fodder for The Blotter in a post-Bachmann world.-- Robert Moffitt (@justplainbob) May 29, 2013
Bachmann: decision not influenced by ethics investigation, polling showing her losing. Related: I can get you a great deal on a bridge.-- Andy Stone (@andymstone) May 29, 2013
:::: UPDATE ::::
Winstead came up with another gem that was posted too late to make this list but certainly deserves inclusion:
Michele Bachmann will leave congress to star in the new NBC drama "Law And Order: HPV"-- Lizz Winstead (@lizzwinstead) May 29, 2013
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