Where oh where was Michele Bachmann?


Pool photo by Charlie Neibergall

So there I was, live tweeting last night's GOP debate when this happened:

And there we all were, the progressive Twitterverse collectively scratching our liberal heads, wondering why Michele "S & P essentially proved me right" Bachmann was spending so much time in the bathroom... or wherever it was she disappeared to. Was she feeling queasy? Did she eat some tainted ground turkey? Even worse, did Marcus suddenly see what she was wearing *gasp!* and bring her a new and improved outfit?

Silly us, we were wringing our sweaty little hands for naught. It turns out Michele's MIA Mystery was nothing more than a vanity run. Via the New York Times:

In a Twitter post that evening, Jennifer Jacobs, a Des Moines Register reporter, wrote, “Bachmann left the stage at every commercial break, even during the last one, when the Fox crew corralled her and asked her to stay,” and someone with knowledge of what happened confirmed that account. They said that Mrs. Bachmann insisted on leaving in order to touch up her makeup, even after Fox employees warned her that leaving during such short breaks was risky.

Breaking! Bachmann defies ClusterFox! That maverick.

Good thing she didn't have another migraine.