Posted by: maboulette | October 25, 2011


Michele Bachmann - Caricature

By Chris Moody | The Ticket  

Two days after the New Hampshire-based staff for Michele Bachmann’s presidential campaign resigned en masse, the ex-aides released a statement affirming their departure and calling Bachmann’s national campaign “rude, unprofessional, dishonest, and at times cruel.”

“The manner in which some in the national team conducted themselves towards Team-NH was rude, unprofessional, dishonest, and at times cruel,” the letter reads. “But more concerning was how abrasive, discourteous, and dismissive some within the national team were towards many New Hampshire citizens.”

The shakeup was first reported by New Hampshire’s WMUR-TV. Bachmann, a Republican representative from Minnesota, initially denied it and suggested the story had been fed to the media by one of her opponents’ campaigns.

“That is a shocking story to me,” Bachmann said on Radio Iowa last Friday. “I don’t know where that came from. We have called staff in New Hampshire to find out where that came from and the staff have said that isn’t true, so I don’t know if this is just a bad story that’s being fed by a different candidate or campaign. I have no idea where this came from, but we’ve made calls and it’s certainly not true.”

Read the full letter, which affirms the truth of the story, after the jump:

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