Top Bachmann aide quits

Michelle Marston, who had roles as GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann’s Chief of Staff and her campaign manager, has quit, a spokesman confirms. Bachmann spokesman Dave Dziok declined further comment about Marston’s departure. Politico, which first reported the story, said Marston declined to say why she was leaving:

“I’m just not talking about it, and frankly I don’t think there’s a story here,” Marston wrote. “Now, the thousands of people calling our office to tell us [they're] coming to Capitol Hill tomorrow – that’s a story.”

Bachmann has scheduled a Thursday Capitol rally to protest the health care bill that is moving through Congress. The House will reportedly take up the bill on Saturday.

  • Bill Prendergast

    Tom, you forgot to quote the part of that Politico story where another conservative congressman called Bachmann “crazy.”

  • Tom Watson

    Now if only Bachmann would quit. Her encouraging a mob to storm congress is a danger to our democracy. Is this her brand of “freedom”. will they wear their brownshirts?

  • Anon

    That means she’ll be on Chief #5 in three years:

    Sean Murphy, Brooks Kochvar, Rich Dunn, Michelle Marston, and whoever the newbie will be.

    That’s not normal turnover.

  • Shaun

    Simply put, M. Bachmann is completely out of her mind. One can only hope that the rest of Our Country doesn’t think all Minnesotans are like her!