The Republican response to a Democratic president’s State of the Union Address has been the make or break point for many rising political stars’ carreers (Bobby Jindal, anyone?). It’s where the party puts their best and their brightest.
Which is probably why the Republican’s aren’t giving the official rebuttal to Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. Instead, she’ll be doing one at the request of the Tea Party.
Via Fox News:
Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., won’t be the only Republican giving a rebuttal to the president’s State of the Union Address Tuesday night.
“Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has confirmed with us that she will broadcast her response to Barack Obama’s State Of The Union address this Tuesday,” a post on the website said. “You’ll be able to watch her rebut Obama via her address which will be broadcast on our website TeaPartyExpress.org.”
Bachmann used to have a tendancy towards spectacle when it comes to the State of the Union, having been best known for her long, lingering hold on President George W. Bush during her first term.