Michele Bachmann's storied run in Congress is winding down, and to commemorate the end of an era, the Washington Post's Ben Terris followed her around the Sixth District for a day late last month.
Even though we're quite familiar with Bachmann around these parts by now, Terris's exit profile of Minnesota's most notorious political lightning rod contains a few interesting nuggets. Below the jump we run down the ones that particularly caught our attention.
7. Bachmann's final speeches has been sad affairs:
6. But her declining popularity might not be the only reason she decided not to run for reelection. Consider this cryptic comment from Kent Sorenson, a former Iowa legislator who lost his job and now faces possible prison time thanks to a scandal involving Bachmann's failed presidential campaign:
5. Nonetheless, Glenn Beck thinks she's.... a hybrid of Martin Luther King and Gandhi?!?!
4. And lest you think no Democrats have fondness for her, consider that Al Franken makes an appearance in a Bachmann tribute video featuring a bunch of right-wing heavy hitters:
3. Hell, even Jon Voight is a big fan:
2. And Bachmann impressed the reporter with her way with kids and One Direction knowledge:
1. So what's not to like? Well, we suppose there still is that whole politics thing we haven't really touched on yet... (The "dictator" she refers to here is President Obama, of course.)