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Dim-bulb Bachmann brings back lightbulb bill

Bachmann doesn't trust a lighting technology if it's less than 120 years old.
Bachmann doesn't trust a lighting technology if it's less than 120 years old.

They can have Michele Bachmann's incandescent light bulbs when they pry them from her cold dead fingers.

The Tea Party receptacle doesn't want big government intruding into her sockets, and she's reintroduced a bill to preserve freedom of choice when it comes to electrical illumination.

Bachmann's bill would roll back parts of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 that phases out the use of conventional incandescent bulbs by 2012.

The Minnesota representative tried to strike this blow for light bulb liberty once before in 2008, but that bill was killed off by agents of the Fluorescent Conspiracy. Whether the move will fare any better with Republican majorities in the House and Senate remains to be seen, but in the meantime, history is moving forward.

Ikea, meanwhile, has already stopped carrying regular incandescent bulbs, and more than half of Americans have already switched over to the twisty-shaped energy-efficient bulbs.

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