Bachmann back to her beginnings

Michele Bachmann as legislative candidate in 2000

More than ten years ago I called Michele Bachmann for her first television interview.  She was on her way to knocking out an incumbent state senator.  She wasn’t really interested in being on television back in 2000, but that quickly changed.  We’ll have that rarely seen footage tonight on Almanac along with the story of the Minnesota lawmaker who suggested she should first run for office.  It’s a candid look at the congresswoman that has America talking.

Michele Bachmann on Almanac in 2006

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Comments (5)

  1. Submitted by Karl Bremer on 01/31/2011 - 11:34 am.

    I thought it was God who first told Michele to run for office. These videos will give you much better insight into the “congresswoman who has America talking:

  2. Submitted by Jim Roth on 01/31/2011 - 01:23 pm.

    According to her most recent version of “history” it was Gore Vidal who inspired her.

  3. Submitted by Beryl John-Knudson on 01/31/2011 - 02:21 pm.

    Bachmann’s “inspiration”…

    Bachmann hears the Who? If there is a god, he’s not telling.

    Possibly, however, there is a wee small voice shrouded in the Bachmann psyche that knows…”The devil made me do it.”

  4. Submitted by Lance Groth on 02/01/2011 - 01:15 pm.

    All I can say is, if it was indeed God who told Bachmann to run, we are all in some seriously deep trouble. On several levels.

  5. Submitted by andy on 02/03/2011 - 02:26 pm.

    Yeah, when I clicked the link “Bachmann back to her beginnings” I was sort of expecting seeing to see Michele hiding from Teh Gay behind the bushes again…

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