Book Review: “Bachmannistan: Behind the Lines”

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Just finished reading “Bachmannistan: Behind The Lines,” the latest gossip ‘novel’ about Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. All I can say is that the world is full of terrible people who capitalize on any opportunity to make a buck at someone else’s expense. I’m not typically this pessimistic, but wow. The book mocks evangelicals, as well as Bachmann’s family and congressional staff (sometimes by name), as well as Minnesotans and Iowans in general. At certain points referring to the “oddities” of the church-going members of Minnesota’s 6th district, calling Woodbury MN a “banal suburb,” mentioning the “inbred voters of Stearns County,” and claiming that “Minnesotans remain clueless.” The book is rife with typos, blatant factual errors, and lacks a point. All in all, it boils down to an angry toddler stamping their feet and pulling out all the insults they know in an attempt to dent a tin can with cooked peas.

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Spencer Brown is a native of Minnesota, currently a junior at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is active in Young America’s Foundation, as well as a fellow in the Koch Leaders Program. He has worked on numerous campaigns, and interned in federal offices. Spencer is a contributor on a number of outlets including HuffPost Live,, and All together, Spencer’s opinions and writing are seen by upwards of four million people each month. Follow on Twitter @itsSpencerBrown
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