Michele Bachmann, the magical flightless wish bird willed into existence by thousands of liberal bloggers, is no more. After a sixth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses, Bachmann announced on Wednesday that she would be suspending her campaign and returning to her homeland, Quadling Country in Oz.
Bachmann had a strong start in the "funnest person to blog about" stakes last year, thanks to a solid lead performance and a star-making supporting turn from her husband, Marcus, who is not gay, and stop asking, before falling in the polls and becoming the go-to candidate for embarrassing videotaped confrontations with gay people, a status she eventually ceded to Rick Perry as she tumbled further and decided to focus on fighting with late-night band The Roots. Still! She managed to end the year with no gaffes, and, if nothing else, she beat Jon Huntsman last night.
Update: We watched her quittin' talk in the hopes that Marcus would do something funny but mostly it was just about how Obama is a socialist. And then "Soul Sister" by Train played?