Bachmann dines with Cindy McCain

Michele Bachmann was treated to a hearty Tex-Mex meal Tuesday night at what U.S. Sen. John McCain calls his favorite restaurant.

Bachmann and Cindy McCain, the wife of the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, ate at the Tee Pee Mexican restaurant Tuesday in Phoenix ahead of a private fundraiser in Arizona.

According to KTVK-3TV:

“[She] just flew in from what I understand,” said Tee Pee manager Jeff Killeen. He said the congresswoman was friendly to all who approached and asked for photos.

On Wednesday afternoon, John McCain tweeted: “I’m glad is in & enjoyed dinner last night w/ at my favorite restaurant

Tee Pee respoonded: “thxs so much for being great friends and great customers thrue the years.. so nice to meet you..”

Bachmann is on her way to California, where she will hold a series of campaign events Thursday and Friday before appearing on Friday night’s Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”

No word on what Bachmann ate, but Tee Pee does offer a George W. Bush-inspired “Presidential Special:” two enchiladas, rice and beans for $10.35.

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Comments (6)

  1. Submitted by chuck holtman on 09/14/2011 - 03:10 pm.

    Important news. Thanks, MinnPost!

  2. Submitted by Paul Brandon on 09/14/2011 - 04:59 pm.

    Well, she’s giving some of us heartburn.

  3. Submitted by James Hamilton on 09/14/2011 - 06:25 pm.

    So, does John McCain really Tweet or does a staffer do it for him?

  4. Submitted by Dave Francis on 09/15/2011 - 02:41 pm.

    Among talking points are these:

    • Everybody talks about putting Americans back to work–but few do anything. The Judiciary Committee can start putting hundreds of thousands of unemployed Americans back to work this year for virtually no cost by passing H.R. 2885.

    • Make H.R. 2885 the first jobs bill out of Congress this fall. Vote for the Legal Workforce Act in committee.

    • Pass H.R. 2885 in the Judiciary Committee and make sure that no veteran, no citizen and no legal immigrant is unemployed because an outlaw business is able to hire an illegal alien.


    • H.R. 2885 is legislation carefully crafted to get through the House and Senate and get the President’s signature. It is not about grandstanding but about changing the law THIS FALL and starting to put millions of unemployed Americans back to work over the next three years.


    • The argument about what to do with 11 million illegal aliens can be done later. For now, though, let’s make sure that none of them is taking a job from an American citizen or legal immigrant. Pass H.R. 2885.


    • H.R. 2885 is the most powerful bill ever to be considered in Congressional committee in terms of turning off the jobs magnet for illegal immigration and protecting jobs for American workers. It is a beautiful pro-American-worker piece of legislation as is. Please pass it in the Judiciary Committee.

    What we need are hundreds of calls to each Member of the committee to make sure they know that lots of their constituents are watching and that this bill is really, really important to them. Don’t assume that any of them are immune to trying to make changes in the bill that will endanger its eventual passage into law or seriously weaken it.

    You know how incredibly hard it is to approve enforcements. It took four years of trying before you finally succeeded this year. And business groups still prevented you from extending E-Verify to the private sector. Let’s take care of most of it in one swoop with this federal bill.

    This is correctly sanctioned by the Tea PARTY membership, to stop jobs from being stolen by unlawful migrants and immigrants. You can do your part today and end this madness for good. There are powerful forces at work, with corporate lobbyists, churches and faith groups, Unions and radical minority groups, who see a loss of cheap labor, revenues generated and the use of these illegal individuals to steal elections through fraudulent means. There is much more to learn of how hard-liner liberals Democrats and Republican elitists politicians who are only interested in their own agenda and not the rights of the American people’s sovereignty.

    They have undermined the US Constitution, through activist judges interpreting the law from the bench and forcing upon us the unpalatable taste of “Political Correctness.” They have even eroded individual states rights, instead of following the laws set down by corrupt legislators. The Tea Party leadership will return each states alienable right, including the rights of each state to govern who crosses the state border line. The Tea Party will enact laws so no more mass immigration amnesties; No more Sanctuary policies, no Dream acts and nothing that encourages foreign nations to storm our nation’s borders or arrive from other countries.

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  5. Submitted by Dave Francis on 09/15/2011 - 02:42 pm.

    A LIMIT TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLES PATIENTS ON DEALING WITH THE ILLEGAL ALIEN INVADERS

    Today—WILL CHANGE AMERICAS FUTURE, FOR JOBS AND OUR ECONOMY, BY CUTTING OUT THE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS THAT’S PANDERED TO THE ILLEGAL ALIEN OCCUPATION. IN HIS JOBS SPEECH PRESIDENT OBAMA EMPHASIZED CONSTRUCTION WORK TOBE CARRIED OUT? HOW MANY ILLEGAL CHEAP LABOR ALIENS WILL BE HIRED BY DIRTY CONTRACTORS, IF MANDATORY E-VERIFY IS NOT MADE THE LAW OF THE LAND?

    Americans have the ability in their vote to change America forever, but we must scrutinize results in the 2012 election cycle for a President. Over and over again Democrats with Liberal ties have been caught numerous times, using such radical groups such as Acorn to steal political races with illegal alien registrations. Voter fraud is here to stay, unless the federal government makes it impossible to defraud citizen voters of their inherent rights, by demanding the use of a National ID card that could be used for many other purposes. The old Social Security number has been badly compromised, as we have seen with a yearly tally of hundreds of thousands of Americans fighting to save their credit, as its been procured by foreign nationals to steal jobs, as well as peoples good credit, then using it for nefarious purposes.

    The door has finally opened for a new day, as members of Congress recognize their own jobs are on the table and after all no more than public servants. Some of course don’t see it that way in either party? But the big news is, we can start vacating jobs from illegal aliens, if Americans put in the effort to phone the Membership on U.S. House Judiciary Committee to Pass Lamar Smith’s E-Verify Bill. The ‘Markup’ Starts Today On this Bill to Fire Illegal-Alien Workers and return Millions of Americans Back to Work. We need the phones ringing off the hook to ensure that the Judiciary Members know there is a lot of public interest in and support of a bill to make it virtually impossible for illegal aliens to hold payroll jobs.

    Not all candidates for President are—TRUE BELIEVERS—IN THE TEA PARTY PHILOSOPHY? Rick Perry is a GOP establishment Icon, with Mitt Romney on his heels. Read the focused principles of The Tea Party to understand that are strongly against encroaching government in our lives and lower taxes. The whole tax code is too complicated and needs to be dumped in the trash, and a simpler taxation method as with Herman Cain or Paul Ryan’s understanding of the Tax code mess. Rep. Michele Bachmann, Chairman of the millions in the Tea Party, has the best illegal immigration record of anyone. The lady like Sheriff Joe Arpaio has instinctively worked to eradicate the invaders from other nations. Cut like gangrene from a wound all the unethical discounts for energy companies, financial institutions, mega agricultural industries and everybody else who gets billions of dollars in rebates. We need a Fair Tax System, not a biased one? Investigate the untruths of the extremist in our midst at NumbersUSA, Judicial Watch and American Patrol.

    The first votes on amendments may happen today. Then, the committee will resume debate and votes on dozens more amendments next week.

    The open-borders organizations sponsored by the Soros, Carnegie and Ford Foundations are waging an all-out grassroots phone campaign to gut or kill Lamar Smith’s E-Verify bill. Don’t let any Member of the Judiciary Committee hear more phone calls in favor of illegal-alien hiring than the phone calls from you supporting Lamar Smith’s bill.

    Roy Beck, President of the NumbersUSA says it will do for your State:

    THIS IS WHAT REP. LAMAR SMITH’S BILL WOULD DO FOR YOUR STATE

    MAKE SURE THIS TREMENDOUS BILL MOVES TO THE FLOOR OF THE U.S. HOUSE — CONTACT YOUR JUDICIARY COMMITTEE MEMBER BEFORE THE COMMITTEE VOTE

    Friends, Go to NumbersUSA’s website that and shows you the 30 ways that Chairman Lamar Smith’s H.R. 2885 would ensure that only legal workers get payroll jobs in your state.

    In the history of the United States, there never has been a piece of legislation going through committee that would do so much to turn off the jobs magnet for illegal immigration and protect jobs for American workers.

    Now, please does your part to help get this bill through committee in as close to its present form as possible?

    Your state is represented on the Judiciary Committee and can be reached through the Washington Switchboard at 202-224-3121.

    ACTION: Please PHONE at the number above and urge rapid and clean passage of H.R. 2885 in the Judiciary Committee markup.

    If you are a constituent in the District of a Member of the Judiciary Committee you will find a fax to send at:
    https://www.numbersusa.com/faxes?ID=13466

  6. Submitted by Fluffy Rabinowitz on 09/17/2011 - 09:55 am.

    Cindy McCain forged narcotic prescriptions in the name of nurses/physicians volunteering for her charitable medical relief organization. Cindy was charged with diverting thousands of narcotics for her own personal use. She got a slap on the hands from the DEA and a sealed felony conviction!

    Are Michelle and Cindy working on a new prescription drug plan coverage?

    I am sure Levi Johnson’s mother who went to prison for selling 8 narcotic tablets wonders if Cindy received preferential tx.

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