Stephen Colbert reminisces about Michele Bachmann's most unforgettable moments [VIDEO]
"A political career over in the blink of an eye, which, for Michele Bachmann, is once every eight years."
Last night, Stephen Colbert said goodbye to "the Congresswoman who represents Minnesota's Valley of the Dolls" -- that's right, Michele Bachmann.
After a brief eulogy, Colbert ran a video featuring highlights from Bachmann's colorfully outrageous career in Washington.
Here's what Colbert had to say, followed by the video (skip to around the 2:20 mark to get right to the "Bachmann's greatest hits" portion:
COLBERT: I really appreciate all the support you're giving me tonight because I come to you with a heavey heart, and not just because my pre-show cocktail is a bourbon and Nutella. No folks, I am ensaddened by the recent announced retirement of an [sic] conservative giant -- Michele Bachmann. Yes, it's true, the Congresswoman who represents Minnesota's Valley of the Dolls. She broke the news in a web video recorded at I believe the Sears portrait studio... [Cut to footage of Bachmann's retirement announcement]
There you have it, no fifth term. A political career over in the blink of an eye, which, for Michele Bachmann, is once every eight years.
But folks, don't worry. In her remaining time in office Michele Bachmann will stay focused on her goals.
BACHMANN, IN HER RETIREMENT VIDEO: I will continue to work vehemently and robustly to fight back against what most in the other party want to do, to transform our country into becoming.
COLBERT: Yes! We must fight those most before our country is transformed into becoming. Stupid "most." So tonight, folks, we say goodbye to Michele Bachmann, and look fondly back at some of her very... moments.
Hey now, let's not forget that Bachmann still has a year and a half left in her tenure. At the rate she's been going so far this year, that should be enough time to fill another gaffe highlight reel and then some.
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