Not to be fastidious but The Hill's headline, "House Intel committee leaders repudiate Bachmann over letter," should have read, "House Intel committee leaders repudiate letter by Bachmann." For in the Hill story I can find no repudiation of Michele Bachmann.
Said the Intel committee's chairman, Mike Rogers:
That kind of assertion [the idiotic one, from the idiot] certainly doesn't comport with the Intelligence Committee, and I can say that on the record. I have no information in my committee that would indicate that Huma is anything other than an American patriot.
Adds USA Today:
Rogers and [ranking committee member Rep. Dutch] Ruppersberger declined to comment on whether they have confidence in Bachmann's ability to serve on the intelligence panel.
Never in the political history of humankind has there existed a creature so easily classifiable as utterly unworthy of anyone's confidence. In a sane congressional environment there'd be a veritable stampede to the microphones certainly not to decline comment, but to aggressively croak "No confidence" in the wretched Michele Bachmann. Her "repudiation" by leaders would be loud, clear, and personal, and even the idea of her continuing "service" on the intelligence panel would be as foreign as intelligence itself is to Bachmann.