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Michele Bachmannís record: Earmarks, farm subsidies and pardons?
dailycaller ^ | May 15, 2011 | Matt Lewis

Posted on 06/16/2011 7:51:23 PM PDT by RED SOUTH

Bachmann may also be plagued by her involvement in a controversial pardon. In 2007, Bachmann wrote a letter requesting a presidential pardon for a convicted drug-smuggler and money-launderer named Frank Vennes. Vennes was convicted of money laundering in 1988 and pleaded no contest to a cocaine and weapons charge. Making matters worse, he and his wife donated a total of $27,600 to Bachmann’s 2006 and 2008 election.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bachmann; bachmann4romney; cultofpalin; dailycaller; elections; frankvennes; hitjob; nobodyexceptsarah; obama; palin; romneywhore; trashingmichele; vennes
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1 posted on 06/16/2011 7:51:26 PM PDT by RED SOUTH
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Bachmann’s penchant for earmarks dates back to her days in the Minnesota state Senate. Despite her reputation as a fiscal conservative, from 2001-2006, then-state Senator Bachmann proposed more than $60 million in earmarks, including a $710,000 “Bond For Centerville Local Improvements Around Highway 14″ and a $40,000,000 “Bond for Lino Lakes And Columbus Township Highway Interchanges.”
2 posted on 06/16/2011 7:52:09 PM PDT by RED SOUTH (Follow me on twitter @redsouth72)
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To: RED SOUTH

Wonder what family member had property around those areas.


3 posted on 06/16/2011 7:53:31 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: RED SOUTH

So, I guess everyone’s got a blemish on the old record. Kinda like original sin.

Or, maybe there is someone out there qualified to cast that first stone. I just don’t know about it.


4 posted on 06/16/2011 7:56:27 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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>> and pleaded no contest to a cocaine and weapons charge.

Razor blade?


5 posted on 06/16/2011 7:56:48 PM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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To: RED SOUTH

She might have seen the light after her stint as State Senator. What has her earmark record been since being elected to Congress?

I read somewhere that even the Libertarian Ron Paul made earmarks for his own constituents.

I don’t mind someone’s record in the distant past. If I can overlook Ronald Reagan’s signing of a disastrous abortion bill in California ( and increasing taxe higher than his predecessor ) during his first term as governor, maybe I can overlook her past if her most recent record is different.


6 posted on 06/16/2011 7:57:13 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: RED SOUTH

Bachmann is in one week, the dirt starts surfacing.

Palin has been putting up with this for 2 1/2 years. Still nothing.


7 posted on 06/16/2011 7:57:58 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: gov_bean_ counter; RED SOUTH
Just because Bachmann ran to get in front of the Tea Party movement doesn't mean that she needs to be tag teamed by McCain supporters.

Besides Ron Paul has quite a few warts too.

Willard is PnG here at FR.

etc.

8 posted on 06/16/2011 7:59:54 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: RED SOUTH

Wow Brutha! You relly got a hair up your ass for MB!!


9 posted on 06/16/2011 8:02:47 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: RED SOUTH

And so it begins.
Sad


10 posted on 06/16/2011 8:03:56 PM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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Wow another Bachman hit piece. She looked out for her distict. Tut tut.


11 posted on 06/16/2011 8:05:51 PM PDT by sitkaspruce
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RED SOUTH you need to get a life. You could not be more wrong about Bachmann. She is one of the most conservative members of congress. I am not sure what your problem is, and I don't understand why you would be spending so much time posting all the posts about her when she is more conservative than all the candidates.
12 posted on 06/16/2011 8:07:43 PM PDT by HwyChile
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To: RED SOUTH
RED SOUTH you need to get a life. You could not be more wrong about Bachmann. She is one of the most conservative members of congress. I am not sure what your problem is, and I don't understand why you would be spending so much time posting all the posts about her when she is more conservative than all the candidates.
13 posted on 06/16/2011 8:07:48 PM PDT by HwyChile
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To: Bryan24

she’s probably not going to be my candidate, but I still respect Bachmann, and really pissed at people on our side trying to knock her down. If she is the nominee I would donate, volunteer, and vote to get her to the White House.


14 posted on 06/16/2011 8:10:50 PM PDT by ilgipper ( political rhetoric is no substitute for competence (Thomas Sowell))
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To: RED SOUTH
What will you do when Palin decides not to run and it's down to Romney, Pawlenty, or Bachmann?
15 posted on 06/16/2011 8:13:33 PM PDT by jpf (phillies)
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To: Paladin2
Besides Ron Paul has quite a few warts too.

I'm sure you can support Bachmann without having to hit Paul.
16 posted on 06/16/2011 8:13:43 PM PDT by andyk (Interstate <> Intrastate)
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To: RED SOUTH

Gee, this article is a month old.

What’s next, RED SOUTH, a vanity post about how Michelle Bachmann beats her children?


17 posted on 06/16/2011 8:14:39 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: RED SOUTH

“...$40,000,000 “Bond for Lino Lakes And Columbus Township Highway Interchanges.”

Roads do need to be built. Is this outside the normally accepted procedure ?


18 posted on 06/16/2011 8:17:59 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Ron Paul is one of the worst for earmarks. He attaches earmarks to bills he is certain will pass and then votes against the bill. The bill passes, Paul’s constituents get their “free stuff” and Paul claims he voted against the earmarks.


19 posted on 06/16/2011 8:19:05 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: RED SOUTH

$10 per vote vs $50,000 per vote.


20 posted on 06/16/2011 8:19:35 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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