House rules lead to redactions in a Bachmann news release

WASHINGTON — Michele Bachmann’s congressional office is not allowed to get in on the fun of advertising its Congresswoman’s run for the White House.

Those interested in the cumbersome franking rules can find them here. The Bachmann office news release is here.

Comments (4)

  1. Submitted by Clayton Haapala on 07/06/2011 - 04:40 pm.

    Perhaps Erik Paulsen’s staff should help her out. Now, there’s an organization that can put together expensive, glossy, and rule-abiding mailings!

  2. Submitted by will lynott on 07/06/2011 - 07:40 pm.

    Oh well, I’m sure the republican led House will fix that little problem in short order.

  3. Submitted by Paul Brandon on 07/06/2011 - 08:22 pm.

    One would think that a (former) lawyer could follow the law.

  4. Submitted by William Pappas on 07/06/2011 - 08:42 pm.

    You would think that Bachmann would try to hide her first major legislative effort that is simply a giant pork project for her district. Why isn’t the media questioning her zeal for building an unnecessary 700 million dollar bridge extravaganza over the St. Croix when a lower and slower bridge will accomplish everything for less than 300 million? How can this project have legs in an environment where tax revenue is shrinking and transportation priorities have to be analyzed and spread thinly and efficiently. This mega version of the bridge doesn’t pass the efficiency test in any way shape or form. It is a massive project conceived several decades ago when growth patterns supported the expansion of infrastructure to far flung commuter communities. MNDOT itself has stated it plans no more road expansion projects (just this one gargantuan budget hogging mega bridge with hundreds of millions spent on turning the Stillwater business district into a no-stop freeway to Wisconsin sprawl). Bachmann must be held accountable for this very bad decision that belittles her national scope and magnifies her parochial focus. Very unpresidential. More evidence she is not in any way qualified to be President.

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