Bachmann gets award for promoting English as official language

Republican U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann has received an award from U.S. English Inc., which describes itself as “the nation’s oldest, largest citizens’ action group dedicated to preserving the unifying role of the English language in the United States.”

Bachmann received an “A for English Award” based on the U.S. English scorecard. That record includes co-sponsoring the English Language Unity Act, which promotes English as the official language.

It appears that the bill had at least 134 co-sponsors this year.

  • Frank Hawthorne

    Hopefully, by winning this award our Rep. Bachmann will feel motivated to actually learn to (better) speak the English language.

    As it stands, she too often reverts to Palinesque pronouncements, and faux populist cant. While grading her no better than ” D” on content–e.g. SEE “gangster socialist government” comments, etc.–I give her a C+ for a compelling personal story, and for at least showing-up.

    The Problem–as others (like Tarryl Clark & Garrison Keillor) have have pointed-out–is that she too often shows-up on places like Fox News[sic] and embarrasses All Minnesotans.