Bachmann Will Give Own SOTU Response
Tea Party announces rebuttal after rep passed over by GOP
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 22, 2011 7:11 AM CST
Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., speaks at a reception by the Iowans for Tax Relief, Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, in Des Moines, Iowa.   (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

(Newser) – Michele Bachmann, passed over by the GOP for both House leadership roles and its response to President Obama's State of the Union address, is, well, going to go ahead and give her own response to the SOTU anyway, reports Ben Smith on Politico. The move, announced by the Tea Party Express in an email to supporters, comes as Bachmann flirts with Iowa and a presidential run. The announcement:

"Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has confirmed with us that she will broadcast her response to Barack Obama's State Of The Union address this Tuesday. You'll be able to watch her rebut Obama via her address which will be broadcast on our website:"

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Jan 23, 2011 9:37 AM CST
She is an embarrasment to the pretzel company of the same name .... Although both are twisted !!!
Jan 23, 2011 7:59 AM CST
I will be listening....worth missing a mouth moving, nothing said speech that will be full of unkept promises and attempts to increase poll ratings (from whomever they poll). Rather just have it cut to the main issues and see how many holes are showing!
Jan 22, 2011 8:50 PM CST
This crass female won in her district..she is not liked in other parts of the the NH straw poll just completed she had 5% of the vote..her and Palin should look for full time jobs outside public service..especially when the only one they really service is their own self-interests. Also, we're so sick of listening to their statements that lack data, factual basis and are usually out in left field.