When awaking to the news that one of the biggest crackpots in Congress is not seeking re-election, a person just knows that this would be a great day to buy lottery tickets! Michele Bachmann, who got the biggest scare of her political life in the 2012 congressional election - and who is under serious investigation for the way her presidential campaign operated in Iowa - has decided to leave a winner and not chance an almost certain electoral defeat in 2014. One also suspects that she will pocket some unspent campaign cash by withdrawing early.
I wish her well, I really do. I hope she grows old gracefully and quietly sitting on the patio of her million dollar golf course home dodging golf balls, cashing her farm subsidy checks, and reading the collected works of Gore Vidal. And if things don't work out well for her in Minnesota, she can always claim that Swiss citizenship and move.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to see a fellow about a Powerball ticket!