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Bachmann Turns to Overdrive – goes all the way to 11

PolitiFact, a non-partisan fact checking service, is one of my favorite sites for finding out the truth about politicians. Not only do they do the hard research and fact checking that the media doesn’t bother with anymore, but they do it with style and often a good sense of humor.

A good example is their report card on Michele Bachmann. Yesterday, Bachmann earned the rare distinction of having had her statements checked eleven times by PolitiFact, with every one of them rated False (or worse). In fact, she has received five ratings of “Pants on Fire”, their worst rating reserved for especially crazy False statements.

Is Bachmann unable or unwilling to tell the truth? And why do voters in her district in Minnesota keep voting for her?