Tell me sweet little lies
It's not a big deal. Just a stupid little white lie, but especially stupid for Bachmann to lie about attending her family reunion while she's under the sharp scrutiny of the White House media.
On her victory lap of Iowa yesterday, Straw Poll winner Rep. Michele Bachmann paid repeated tribute to her local roots, and repeatedly mentioned her family reunion that day, citing it as an excuse for her late arrival at a local party event in Waterloo.It does raise mild ethical concerns and calls her judgment into question. Did she think no one in our trivia loving media would follow up on that story? And what was she doing that delayed her if she wasn't at the reunion? Strategizing with her consultants? Nursing one of her mysterious migranes? People will likely want to know now that Pravda on the Potomac brought it up.
But Bachmann's mother and two cousins told POLITICO's Emily Schultheis that Bachmann didn't attend the reunion, though her husband and children did. Her spokeswoman, Alice Stewart, didn't respond to two emails asking for an explanation of the disparity.