In the case of Michele Bachmann (R.-Loonyville) that means figuratively lashing herself to Margaret Thatcher, or at least Thatcher’s coffin. Bachmann will be part of the U.S. House delegation attending Thatcher’s funeral.
Needless to say, Bachmann lost no time drawing the parallels between herself and Maggie.
“Not only was Margaret Thatcher a role model for conservative women across the globe, but she was also one of the most consequential political leaders of our time,” Bachmann said. “She was a life-long champion of free markets, freedom and individual liberty and had the courage to fight for her convictions even in the face of undeserved ridicule. Though she was misunderstood by her critics, she proved them wrong by the results of her policies, which brought prosperity and increased happiness to the people of Great Britain.”
Hmmm. Misunderstood. Ridicule. Feeling a bit thin-skinned there, Michele?
One thing Maggie and Michele don’t have in common: Michele is currently the target of a Congressional ethics investigation into her presidential campaign finances.
Bachmann will be traveling with two other GOP’s luminaries: Martha Blackburn, who was one of the proponents of repealing D.C.’s marriage law, and George Holding, who opposes marriage equality “on moral and religious grounds.”
Unfortunately for us, all three will return to the country after the funeral.