The sounds you hear are the mourning cries of Michele Bachmann foes everywhere: Liberal blogger Dusty Trice, who wielded a video camera like sharp stick when it came to popping GOP balloons ahead of Election Day, is calling it quits.
Trice lampooned the always quotable District 6 Republican congresswoman on a regular basis.
"I was actually getting ready to close up shop right after the State Fair, but I was getting so much national attention from my videos that I figured I should stick around for a few more months," he says via e-mail.
"I'd spend countless hours driving around Minnesota taping Pawlenty, Bachmann and all the rest of the GOP candidates and then I'd get home and have to edit the footage, do the research, tinker around in Photoshop and come up with a snarky way of reporting it. That's a lot of work."
"I'm back on the market and looking for work. And by work I mean a paycheck. And by paycheck I mean an obscene amount of money," he says with some snark. "I think I'd make a great hand model. If City Pages is looking for a snarky political reporter (or hand model), let me know.