Michele Bachmann just can't hold onto her staffers.
Today, we learned that spokesman Sergio Gor and district director Julie Quist are moving on.
Both short-timers say they are departing under amicable terms, but the shakeup reflects a pattern of aides who have bailed on the congresswoman since she was first elected in 2006.[jump]
Now just starting her third term, she's run through four chiefs of staff: Rich Dunn, Ron Carey, Michelle Marston and Brooks Kochvar. Campaign finance director Zandra Wolcott left Bachmann's team during her reelection campaign last year.
After Marston's departure, one GOP congressman said Bachmann was having a hard time holding on to staff because of her notorious verbal hand grenades and fact-challenged rhetoric.
"When your captain's crazy, it's time to find a new ship."
And right before CPAC, as Bachmann basked in the media spotlight over a possible presidential bid, Carey grabbed headlines for publicly dismissing her.
"While she passes the conservative test, my opinion from my association with her is she's not going to be an electable candidate for us," he said. "And even if she were elected I don't believe she would be ready for the position of the president of the United States."
White House material or not, she knows how to make media waves, which isn't surprising when you consider that she employs more media pros than legislative aides.
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