Goodbye, Michele Bachmann, you will be missed

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It is the end of an era, as Michele Bachmann announces that she will no longer represent the wonderful people of the sixth district of Minnesota.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.

Only in America: The "Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act"

She will save us from ourselves and our gorebulbs.
"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."

Quote of the Day: Michele Bachmann on the Secret Green Agenda

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."

Quote of the Day: Michele Bachmann on Why We Don't Need To Save the Planet

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."

Michele Bachmann: Caribou have Coffee Klatches 'Round the Alaska Pipeline

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.

Michele Bachmann Watch: She is Responsible for Lower Gas Prices

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..."

Michele Bachmann: Abolish the EPA (Video)

Brian writes:

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 ...

Goodbye, Michele Bachmann, you will be missed
She was a never-ending source of amusement, with more quotes of the day than any other politician.

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