Thursday, May 10, 2012

Erratic Bachmann Acts Erratic

Just yesterday, we learned that Minnesota congresswoman and former US presidential candidate Michele Bachmann sought out and gained the citizenship of Switzerland, which made her a dual citizen, as she maintained her U.S. citizenship.

Bachmann was eligible for dual citizenship through her husband, who is of Swiss descent.

Today, Bachmann's office is reporting that she has withdrawn her Swiss citizenship.


  1. Should have waited until AFTER she retired from Congress, then start another career in Switzerland. She'll have her pension safely in a Swiss account.

  2. Typical pol..

    One day, Romney is an Obama clone...and the next she's 100% behind him for President.

    She'll even pretend to read Mises if pressed.

  3. From Article I, Section 9: "No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State."

    Is citizenship a granted title?

    I strongly suspect the real reason is that accepting Swiss citizenship doesn't play well with the "kill all foreigners that don't bow to U.S. power" crowd. What's erratic is that she isn't smart enough to have known that ahead of time.

  4. And for a second there I thought she might've just had an ounce of sense in her, then she turns around and withdraws citizenship... tsk

  5. With Swiss citizenship, could she be then be prosecuted for war crimes?

  6. Who makes me whole. I lost money in the market in 2008. It took me the entire 2009 and half of 2010 to get out of that hole. I made decent money today and now this.

  7. She must have been too busy reading Human Action on the beach to notice how far along the citizenship process she was in Switzerland.