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Michele Bachmann claims Swiss citizenship

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Rep. Michele Bachmann is now officially a Swiss miss.

Bachmann (R-Minn.) recently became a citizen of Switzerland, making her eligible to run for office in the tiny European nation, according to a Swiss TV report Tuesday.



Arthur Honegger, a reporter for public broadcaster Schweizer Fernsehen, told POLITICO the Swiss consulate in Chicago has confirmed that the former Republican presidential candidate became a citizen March 19.

The Swiss consulate in Chicago covers the state of Minnesota, which Bachmann represents.

Marcus Bachmann, the congresswoman’s husband since 1978, reportedly was eligible for Swiss citizenship due to his parents’ nationality — but only registered it with the Swiss government Feb. 15. Once the process was finalized on March 19, Michele automatically became a citizen as well, according to Honegger.

(ALSO ON POLITICO: Marcus Bachmann becomes sideshow)

Bachmann’s three youngest children are also now Swiss citizens, and her two older children are eligible to apply for a fast-track citizenship process, according to an email from the consulate provided and translated by Honegger.

Bachmann’s office confirmed that the congresswoman had received Swiss citizenship, and attributed the decision to her children.

“Congresswoman Bachmann’s husband is of Swiss descent, so she has been eligible for dual-citizenship since they got married in 1978. However, recently some of their children wanted to exercise their eligibility for dual-citizenship so they went through the process as a family,” said Bachmann spokesperson Becky Rogness.

The Minnesota congresswoman was interviewed by Swiss national public television in D.C. on Tuesday while with a group of Swiss parliamentarians.

“My husband is a 100 percent Swiss, and his parents were raised in Switzerland, they were married there, they came to the United States, they bought a farm in Wisconsin and raised their three sons there,” said Bachmann.

Asked if she would run for office in Switzerland — as she is now eligible to do — Bachmann joked that the competition “would be very stiff because they are very good,” referring to the parliamentarians behind her.

Each Swiss citizen belongs specifically to a canton, and Bachmann’s is the canton of Thurgau in Northeast Switzerland.

“It’s tough to find a place not to like in Switzerland,” said Bachmann.

The Minnesota congresswoman ran for president this election cycle, and won the Ames straw poll last year, but a sixth-place showing in the Iowa caucuses led to her dropping out.

Bachmann’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The Swiss consulate in Chicago was closed when contacted by POLITICO.



Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0512/76072.html#ixzz1uLdsyLNM
by on May. 9, 2012 at 1:38 AM
Replies (41-50):
Abaco
by on May. 9, 2012 at 2:54 PM
1 mom liked this

already does.....just saying

Quoting imamomzilla:

 Show me exactly where I stated that I want to leave America and that I "hate" the POTUS? Go ahead...quote 'em. PROVE IT!

If you can't- you'll just end up looking like a fool AND a liar.

I'll be waiting....

clock

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 Different from you , as you speak of bailing on America. I love it here, flaws and all. I know especially as a woman, I was fortunate to be born in America and that still is true today, despite the things YOU CLAIMED in this thread

Now..facts about the past and upcoming election being anything other than on the up and up..

FACTS, PROOF...or admit you are lying because you hate the POTUs

and who doesn't love America? YOU want to LEAVE it...

Quoting imamomzilla:

 Do you love America, SAK...? That's not the impression you give off. It's filled with "lies and ignorance"....for which you have such contempt. :-(

Can I help you pack?

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 No, I need the proof of your ridiculous lie....

or admit the truth behind it

When you leave the country you pretend to love, let us know

it will be a good day

Quoting Abaco:

You need a nap ?

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 More lies

produce eveidence..or admit your lying because on your irrational hatred of the POTUS

Quoting Abaco:

We know.....but I'll tell you. If BO remains in the White House.....won't say re-elected because I know it won't be a legitmate election....just like the last one. Europe, Austrailia, New Zealand will be looking pretty good.  Right now America is the best place to be in....but if BO remains it wont be for long.


 

 

 

 


imamomzilla
by on May. 9, 2012 at 2:55 PM

 *sighs

MORE lies and ignorance...girl, you're on a roll.

Psst. I'm a moderate registered Independent....who LOVES America.

patriotic

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 Look at the two butt hurt children playing together...

I never said I was leaving....

some unpatriotic woman in the thread did...and she is a conservative republican...

two guesses on the Americans hating poster...hint...you are VERY GOOD FRIEND with her

Quoting Abaco:

Exactly !  you can practically hear the frothing ! Poor angry child : (

Quoting imamomzilla:

 Do you love America, SAK...? That's not the impression you give off. It's filled with "lies and ignorance"....for which you have such contempt. :-(

Can I help you pack?

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 No, I need the proof of your ridiculous lie....

or admit the truth behind it

When you leave the country you pretend to love, let us know

it will be a good day

Quoting Abaco:

You need a nap ?

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 More lies

produce eveidence..or admit your lying because on your irrational hatred of the POTUS

Quoting Abaco:

We know.....but I'll tell you. If BO remains in the White House.....won't say re-elected because I know it won't be a legitmate election....just like the last one. Europe, Austrailia, New Zealand will be looking pretty good.  Right now America is the best place to be in....but if BO remains it wont be for long.


 

 


 

 

Abaco
by on May. 9, 2012 at 3:00 PM

This is just one !

sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on May. 9, 2012 at 3:00 PM
1 mom liked this

 O sorry, your twin and friend said it

you use the same brain...I was confused

Quoting Abaco:

We know.....but I'll tell you. If BO remains in the White House.....won't say re-elected because I know it won't be a legitmate election....just like the last one. Europe, Austrailia, New Zealand will be looking pretty good.  Right now America is the best place to be in....but if BO remains it wont be for long.

Quoting imamomzilla:

 Show me exactly where I stated that I want to leave America and that I "hate" the POTUS? Go ahead...quote 'em. PROVE IT!

If you can't- you'll just end up looking like a fool AND a liar.

I'll be waiting....

clock

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 Different from you , as you speak of bailing on America. I love it here, flaws and all. I know especially as a woman, I was fortunate to be born in America and that still is true today, despite the things YOU CLAIMED in this thread

Now..facts about the past and upcoming election being anything other than on the up and up..

FACTS, PROOF...or admit you are lying because you hate the POTUs

and who doesn't love America? YOU want to LEAVE it...

Quoting imamomzilla:

 Do you love America, SAK...? That's not the impression you give off. It's filled with "lies and ignorance"....for which you have such contempt. :-(

Can I help you pack?

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 No, I need the proof of your ridiculous lie....

or admit the truth behind it

When you leave the country you pretend to love, let us know

it will be a good day

Quoting Abaco:

You need a nap ?

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 More lies

produce eveidence..or admit your lying because on your irrational hatred of the POTUS

Quoting Abaco:

We know.....but I'll tell you. If BO remains in the White House.....won't say re-elected because I know it won't be a legitmate election....just like the last one. Europe, Austrailia, New Zealand will be looking pretty good.  Right now America is the best place to be in....but if BO remains it wont be for long.


 

 

 

 

 

sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on May. 9, 2012 at 3:03 PM

 THATS your "evidence"???? OMG....I'm sorry...I have to leave you alone now....you are too slow ...lmao

sidesplittinglaughterQuoting Abaco:

This is just one !

 

imamomzilla
by on May. 9, 2012 at 3:07 PM

 That happens allot, doesn't it?

Now where did I say I hate the POTUS? You're not getting off that easily.

So FOS!

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 O sorry, your twin and friend said it

you use the same brain...I was confused

Quoting Abaco:

We know.....but I'll tell you. If BO remains in the White House.....won't say re-elected because I know it won't be a legitmate election....just like the last one. Europe, Austrailia, New Zealand will be looking pretty good.  Right now America is the best place to be in....but if BO remains it wont be for long.

Quoting imamomzilla:

 Show me exactly where I stated that I want to leave America and that I "hate" the POTUS? Go ahead...quote 'em. PROVE IT!

If you can't- you'll just end up looking like a fool AND a liar.

I'll be waiting....

clock

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 Different from you , as you speak of bailing on America. I love it here, flaws and all. I know especially as a woman, I was fortunate to be born in America and that still is true today, despite the things YOU CLAIMED in this thread

Now..facts about the past and upcoming election being anything other than on the up and up..

FACTS, PROOF...or admit you are lying because you hate the POTUs

and who doesn't love America? YOU want to LEAVE it...

Quoting imamomzilla:

 Do you love America, SAK...? That's not the impression you give off. It's filled with "lies and ignorance"....for which you have such contempt. :-(

Can I help you pack?

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 No, I need the proof of your ridiculous lie....

or admit the truth behind it

When you leave the country you pretend to love, let us know

it will be a good day

Quoting Abaco:

You need a nap ?

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 More lies

produce eveidence..or admit your lying because on your irrational hatred of the POTUS

Quoting Abaco:

We know.....but I'll tell you. If BO remains in the White House.....won't say re-elected because I know it won't be a legitmate election....just like the last one. Europe, Austrailia, New Zealand will be looking pretty good.  Right now America is the best place to be in....but if BO remains it wont be for long.


 

 

 

 

 

 

Abaco
by on May. 9, 2012 at 3:09 PM
1 mom liked this

rolling on floor

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 THATS your "evidence"???? OMG....I'm sorry...I have to leave you alone now....you are too slow ...lmao

sidesplittinglaughterQuoting Abaco:

This is just one !

 


imamomzilla
by on May. 9, 2012 at 3:12 PM

 She promised to leave you alone? What a blessing!! Can I borrow the video?

Quoting Abaco:

rolling on floor

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 THATS your "evidence"???? OMG....I'm sorry...I have to leave you alone now....you are too slow ...lmao

sidesplittinglaughterQuoting Abaco:

This is just one !

 


 

Abaco
by on May. 9, 2012 at 3:14 PM
1 mom liked this

LOL....sure ! It's not a guarantee tho : ( She's an BO supporter, you know birds of a feather flock together.

http://votingamerican.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/obama-lying.jpg?w=500

Quoting imamomzilla:

 She promised to leave you alone? What a blessing!! Can I borrow the video?

Quoting Abaco:

rolling on floor

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 THATS your "evidence"???? OMG....I'm sorry...I have to leave you alone now....you are too slow ...lmao

sidesplittinglaughterQuoting Abaco:

This is just one !

 


 


imamomzilla
by on May. 9, 2012 at 3:16 PM

 True! LOL

Quoting Abaco:

LOL....sure ! It's not a guarantee tho : ( She's an BO supporter, you know birds of a feather flock together.

http://votingamerican.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/obama-lying.jpg?w=500

Quoting imamomzilla:

 She promised to leave you alone? What a blessing!! Can I borrow the video?

Quoting Abaco:

rolling on floor

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 THATS your "evidence"???? OMG....I'm sorry...I have to leave you alone now....you are too slow ...lmao

sidesplittinglaughterQuoting Abaco:

This is just one !

 


 


 

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