Teen who challenged Bachmann to Constitution showdown is running for class president - Yahoo! News
This is great. Michelle Bachmann has become such a political joke that now even kids are calling her out for her ignorance. Tea Party Revisionism has reached new heights. Now the Founders were not only 'working' to end slavery, they ended it before the Civil War even took place. Next we'll be hearing about how the Founders predicted the Cold War and ended that too. I see a bright future for this young lady. Hopefully she'll dispel some of the myths surrounding female politicians.Myers was angry that many of the most visible female politicians were seen as fodder for jokes and ridicule, which made her peers think it was ok to mock her political aspirations, too. She singled out Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) after her father noticed the congresswoman had incorrectly stated the Revolutionary War Battles of Lexington and Concord happened in New Hampshire. (She told a group of conservatives in Manchester in March: "You're the state where the shot was heard around the world in Lexington and Concord.") In January, Myers watched agasp as Bachmann said America's founding fathers "worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States."
When asked about female politicians she admires, Myers lists Abigail Adams, Sandra Day O'Connor, Margaret Thatcher, and Eleanor Roosevelt. But when we asked her about current officer-holders, she paused. "I'm trying to think," she says. "Generally the people I admire, most of them are deceased or they are retired from office," she concluded.