Michele Bachmann Channels Her Inner Pelosi: We have to extend the Patriot Act to Find Out What’s In It. »

Michele Bachmann had quite a gig going for a while. Attractive, well spoken, sharp witted with a friendly delivery, Bachmann had been a Tea Party darling from the beginning of the movement. Less polarizing than Palin, many considered Bachmann to be the best chance for a conservative Presidential contender.

The first Republican woman elected to the US House of Representatives from Minnesota, Bachmann has spent the past decade propelling herself …