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U.S. politician Michele Bachmann becomes Swiss [then withdraws]

Wonder if she has some hidden agenda.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0512/76072.html

Perhaps next step renounce/relinquish US citizenship and move to CH with her minor fortune. But if I recall correctly, her early career was with the IRS, so she should know the system.
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Re: U.S. politician Michele Bachmann becomes Swiss

Despicable person...At least her husband being Suisse means he still has a path to same sex marriage when he eventually comes out in the future since it's still not legal in Minnesota
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Old 09.05.2012, 10:43
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Re: U.S. politician Michele Bachmann becomes Swiss

Should we ask to see her birth certificate?
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Re: U.S. politician Michele Bachmann becomes Swiss

rumor has it she was last seen strolling the streets of Minneapolis sporting a t-shirt that said "i d hose fuer d schwiiz".
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Old 09.05.2012, 10:55
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Re: U.S. politician Michele Bachmann becomes Swiss

The article claims that Michele Bachmann "automatically" acquired Swiss citizenship when her husband did. Surely that would be a decision made by an individual, not forced upon one automatically?

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At least her husband being Suisse means he still has a path to same sex marriage when he eventually comes out in the future since it's still not legal in Minnesota
What a bizarre non-sequitur. Do you have personal knowledge of Marcus Bachmann's sexuality that qualifies you to make that statement?

Anyway, I can't see her going too far in Swiss politics until she learns to spell her first name correctly.
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Re: U.S. politician Michele Bachmann becomes Swiss

As she got it through marriage from her husband of swiss descent, I thought facilitated naturalisation would apply, but it appears from the article that she just got it automatically. Can't imagine what her 'close ties to switzerland' are, or did special treatment apply?
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Can't imagine what her 'close ties to switzerland' are, or did special treatment apply?
Money, I'd wager... though what I find far more interesting, these things are not done in a week or two, no?
She must have already been at it while still being a rep. presidential candidate, no?
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Old 09.05.2012, 11:15
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What a bizarre non-sequitur. Do you have personal knowledge of Marcus Bachmann's sexuality that qualifies you to make that statement?
He does run a program that tries to turn gays straight.
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He does run a program that tries to turn gays straight.
That's just half the story... it is Christian extremism at it's best known as "pray the gay away"...

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Old 09.05.2012, 11:48
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Re: U.S. politician Michele Bachmann becomes Swiss

They certainly have the right to believe what they want
as crazy as it may sound. As long as it doesn't interfere
with others, then she has this right.
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Old 09.05.2012, 11:50
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Re: U.S. politician Michele Bachmann becomes Swiss

Do they know that Switzerland supports gay rights, abortion rights, some censorship and many women have hairy armpits?

And, to top it off, women are not voted to the Bundesrat because of their MILF aura.

My greatest wish: I hope Switzerland double taxes them.
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Re: U.S. politician Michele Bachmann becomes Swiss

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Wonder if she has some hidden agenda.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0512/76072.html

Perhaps next step renounce/relinquish US citizenship and move to CH with her minor fortune. But if I recall correctly, her early career was with the IRS, so she should know the system.
Extract from your link:

Bachmann (R-Minn.) recently became a citizen of Switzerland, making her eligible to run for office in the tiny European nation

...Oops!

Does not start good as a Swiss Citizen...
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Re: U.S. politician Michele Bachmann becomes Swiss

Aren't we the lucky ones!

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Re: U.S. politician Michele Bachmann becomes Swiss

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And, to top it off, women are not voted to the Bundesrat because of their MILF aura.
das het oppis:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bu...hweiz_2011.jpg

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Re: U.S. politician Michele Bachmann becomes Swiss

Hope she learns to appreciate being a citizen of a country with mandatory health insurance, strong environmental protections, liberal drug laws, legal assisted suicide, permit requirements for gun purchases....
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Extract from your link:

Bachmann (R-Minn.) recently became a citizen of Switzerland, making her eligible to run for office in the tiny European nation

...Oops!

Does not start good as a Swiss Citizen...
Switzerland is pretty small though. I think of it as an advantage
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Switzerland is pretty small though. I think of it as an advantage
though!
Sorry I think we have a misunderstood here...
I meant to underline "european nation"... Switzerland is not part of the European Union!... So I don't think we can call it "european"-

Hm...
Unless it was more of a geographical reference?
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Sorry I think we have a misunderstood here...
I meant to underline "european nation"... Switzerland is not part of the European Union!... So I don't think we can call it "european"-

Hm...
Unless it was more of a geographical reference?
In my experience most Americans and American news outlets do mean "European" as a geographical reference, not necessarily as a part of the EU
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Re: U.S. politician Michele Bachmann becomes Swiss

Michelle Bachmann....

Christoph Blocher's successor?

I wonder what Toni Brunner would have to say about it....

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Sorry I think we have a misunderstood here...
I meant to underline "european nation"... Switzerland is not part of the European Union!... So I don't think we can call it "european"-

Hm...
Unless it was more of a geographical reference?
Geographical for sure. Switzerland has been a part of Europe
for a very, very long time before the European Union.
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