At the end of the year, many magazines and websites will post their idea of person of the year. Time Magazine ran with US President Barack Obama, GQ has Chris Hemsworth, and apparently evenNorth Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has won that distinction. But wait, from the dark corner ofWorld Net Daily comes their choice for man, or rather woman of the year, Michele Bachmann:
For her extraordinary dedication to Americaâs founding principles and steadfast defense of the Constitution, WND has named Rep. Michele Bachmann 2012 âWoman of the Year.â
Of course they must be referring to a different America than the one we learned of in civics class. But, this is not all, as they also said:
Bachmann is a gutsy, pro-life fiscal conservative who dared to vote against raising the debt ceiling. Sheâs a God-fearing, gun-loving advocate of tax cuts and domestic oil drilling â and has proven to be one of Obamacareâs worst nightmares.
Worst nightmare huh? An ineffective legislator who spent so much time campaigning for president last year that she almost lost her seat in congress. For some reason I donât think the president was quaking in his boots. But WND was not finished, and to continue what they had to say:
WNDâs âWoman of the Yearâ award is presented to the woman who âdid the most to represent goodness, womanliness, perseverance and characterâ and âhad an impact on wider American, and global opinion.â
One must wonder how the writer of this kept going with a straight face.
However, it appears Bachmann had some strong competition:
Runners-up for the honor included Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer; Reggie Littlejohn, founder and president of Womenâs Rights Without Frontiers; Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany and party leader of the Christian Democratic Union; and Phyllis Schlafly, a guiding light conservative movement and recipient of WNDâs 2012 âLifetime Achievement Award.â
Well, against these folk, of course Bachmann came out on top.
All World Net Daily did was to demonstrate how far out of the mainstream they are. The only reason Bachmann is in office is because she serves a gerrymandered district which, literally, wraps arounddemocratic strongholds in order to give a solid republican seat. Ms. Bachmann has done her job so badly that she nearly lost this guaranteed, safe seat. That alone should disqualify her from even an honorable mention even from the most right-wing magazine.
But, at least she stayed up last night awaiting a chance to vote for the fiscal cliff deal unlike the rest of the house which went home even as the senate finalized a deal. Perhaps Bachmann is eyeing the Speakers chair, as some have speculated.
This move by WND is either a manner of courting favor, or an attempt to push the Congresswoman from Minnesota into a position of power within the Republican Party. In the end, we likely are witnessing the first moves of the 2016 election already shaping up.
So, hereâs to you, Michele Bachmann, WNDâs Woman of the Year.