It is the end of an era, as Michele Bachmann announces that she will no longer represent the wonderful people of the sixth district of Minnesota. She has been a source of amusement, bemusement and hilarity on TreeHugger for years; here are some of our favourite posts, right after her resignation speech, which is a treat all on its own.
"This is an issue of science over fads and fashions," she told an interviewer, and called any human connection to global warming "voodoo, nonsense, hokum, a hoax." She continued: "Fluorescent bulbs are more polluting because of their mercury content. We are working on a light bulb bill. If the Democrats can hose up a light bulb, don't trust them with the country."
Crap, she figured it out. We are exposed.
"This is their agenda," Bachmann states bluntly. "I know it is hard to believe, it's hard to fathom -- but this is 'mission accomplished' for them," she asserts. "They want Americans to take transit and move to the inner cities. They want Americans to move to the urban core, live in tenements, [and] take light rail to their government jobs. That's their vision for America."
What, me worry? Jesus has already saved the planet.
"[Pelosi] is committed to her global warming fanaticism to the point where she has said that she's just trying to save the planet. We all know that someone did that over 2,000 years ago, they saved the planet -- we didn't need Nancy Pelosi to do that."
Pipelines are warm and friendly and animals love them.
"Some suggestions are that perhaps we would see an enhancement of wildlife expansion because of the warmth of the pipeline," she said. The [existing Alaska pipeline] pipeline has now become a meeting ground and "coffee klatch" for the caribou, she said.
My favorite. The price of gas drops because of the economic crash of 2008 and she takes credit for it. The gas prices, not the crash.
"We saw gas at $2.04 today. That was my goal, when I started this year I wanted to get gas below two dollars a gallon and we are almost there..."
Okay, so you might have seen this floating around already, but in case you didn't, it's worth getting a sense for how the GOP candidates feel about the EPA. Above, Michele Bachmann, presumed presidential candidate and Minnesota Rep, outlines her plan to dismantle the nefarious clean air and water-protecting Environmental Protection Agency. And everyone else nods along emphatically ...