Bachmann: Irene Was God’s Warning

    Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., speaks during a Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, rally in Sarasota, Fla. (AP Photo/Brendan Farrington)

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    Apparently God not only cares about who wins the Super Bowl and the Oscars–now he also cares about how politicians behave. Speaking to a crowd in Florida over the weekend, GOP presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann said Hurricane Irene and the rare earthquake near Washington, D.C., were God’s warning that He’s upset with politicians in the capital. “I don't know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians,” Bachmann said. “We've had an earthquake; we've had a hurricane. He said, 'Are you going to start listening to me here?' ” Bachmann’s spokesperson Alice Stewart said the Minnesota rep was joking, and the line is not meant to be taken seriously.

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