Michele Bachmann claims Swiss citizenship

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It's okay when it's a pigmentally challenged country I guess, god forbid it was one of those really foreign countries (wink, wink).

Rep. Michele Bachmann is now officially a Swiss miss.

Bachmann (R-Minn.) recently became a citizen of Switzerland, making her eligible to run for office in the tiny European nation, according to a Swiss TV report Tuesday.

Arthur Honegger, a reporter for public broadcaster Schweizer Fernsehen, told POLITICO the Swiss consulate in Chicago has confirmed that the former Republican presidential candidate became a citizen March 19.

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Marcus Bachmann, the congresswoman’s husband since 1978, reportedly was eligible for Swiss citizenship due to his parents’ nationality — but only registered it with the Swiss government Feb. 15. Once the process was finalized on March 19, Michele automatically became a citizen as well, according to Honegger.

Bachmann’s three youngest children are also now Swiss citizens, and her two older children are eligible to apply for a fast-track citizenship process, according to an email from the consulate provided and translated by Honegger.

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  • http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/ GottaLaff

    Oh Walt, that was perfect!

  • http://www.facebook.com/walt.lessun Walt Lessun

    Probably did it for the government run health care system

  • David G.

    I'm sure she's discussing her options for public office over there right now -- her prospects here are dim as people have gotten to know her.  DG

  • lsamsa

    Well, I can only imagine how ecstatic the Swiss are about having an extreme American nutbar as a citizen of their country.

  • Ah_Clem

    Maybe she will spare us all and emigrate to Switzerland. -- OK, one can dream can't they..

  • http://www.blondetwit.com/ Blondetwit

    Particularly convenient when she's finally run out of this country.
    Back up plans are good.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DW7LHDQQLRH5RQG2AGEXP35QGM Mr. B

    "Bachmann (R-Minn.) recently became a citizen of Switzerland, making her
    eligible to run for office in the tiny European nation, according to a
    Swiss TV report Tuesday."

    Good for her -- 'cause there's NO WAY she should be eligible to run for office in this nation . . . unless she's willing to show us the long-form birth certificate . . .