Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Michele Bachmann Like She was Madonna

Michele Bachmann has been accused of snubbing Rick Perry's new rival for the White House, at a dinner party in her hometown, insisting on its own enlightenment and entering the room "as she was Madonna."

Mr. Perry, the governor of Texas, entered the 2012 race for the Republican nomination on Saturday, partly overshadowed Ms. Bachmann's victory in the Iowa Straw Poll - an important first test of the party supporters' intentions.

He had accepted an invitation to the Black Hawk County Republican Party dinner in Waterloo, Iowa, the day after.

Ms. Bachmann was waiting outside the hall to Mr. Perry expressed and not directly get at him in her own language, a movement that seemed to have backfired.

"She did not like to visit with us and with our food," said Mel Shaw, 57, who attended the dinner.

"She came into the room as if she was Madonna or something, a big star will appear for all us little people. She did not want to answer questions. That is not the way our politics."

Ms. Bachmann's victory in the straw poll confirmed its position in the top three candidates, along with Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts and front-runner, and Mr. Perry.

But Mr. Perry is likely to make major inroads into her support among evangelicals and Tea Party activists.

It was his first appearance in Iowa - which is due in February at the crucial first state to vote in the Republican contest to a candidate for President Barack Obama to get his face - and he had some ground to make up after decision not to compete in the straw poll.

He arrived in Waterloo approximately 90 minutes before he was due to speak and spent more than half hours' work the room, "spoke to dozens of the 300 or so Republicans who had gathered for dinner.

After settling in his chair, he listened attentively to speeches by local Republican officials and an Abraham Lincoln impersonator to deliver his own enthusiastically received address.

Joking about his late decision to run for the White House, Mr. Perry stated that he had taken 16 years after their first date with his childhood sweetheart married Anita.

"This kind of goes to tell you that sometimes it takes me a while to some things," he said. "But I am completely inside. "

Ms. Bachmann had made clear to the organizers that they do not want to be in the room while Mr. Perry said. Instead, she waited in her campaign bus.

When Mr. Perry had finished, he returned to his chair, listening to Ms. Bachmann. But it took more than five minutes for her to reach the stage when the lights had changed and the Minnesota congressman signed autographs.

During her address, Ms. Bachmann, who was much brighter than Mr. Perry lit, said Abraham Lincoln impersonator, but not the governor of Texas, who smiled and applauded regularly.

Ms. Bachmann emphasized her roots Waterloo, saying they had "a real person ... a champion, a fighter, someone who stands up and guts. "Unlike Mr. Perry did not have to ask.

Mr Perry then waited at his table until it appeared that Ms. Bachmann, protected by a phalanx of assistants and signing more autographs, was not going to move over to talk to him.

At a press conference afterwards, with only three questions are allowed in designated reporters, Ms. Bachmann dismissed suggestions she had deliberately snubbed Mr Perry.

She insisted that she always wanted to be at dinner and could not spend more time because "we had a full day today ... we're just grateful that we were able to this in order to work tonight. .. and we welcome Governor Perry to the race. "


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