And with a flourish Michelle Bachmann, amid scandal and controversy, has retired from politics. In honor of a politician who’s graces this web site so many times it feels as if we should make a special “5 timers” club post not unlike Justin Timberlake’s latest SNL foray. Rachel Maddow unfortunately beat us to it with a break down of Bachmann’s political strategy and demagoguery. She’s not only appealing to ignorance, she embodies it, comprehends the mind set and responds accordingly on the pulse of the FOX News. David Plouff recently had a quote as to how he see’s her role and exit in politics.

Stephanopoulos asked former Obama advisor David Plouffe if Democrats would miss Bachmann.

“Terribly,” Plouffe said. “It’s fun having her and the Sarah Palins of the world on the scene, because they sort of define this modern Republican party. Now you’ve got others to replace her. Now you’ve got Ted Cruz and others to fill the bill.”

Here is Rachel’s Take: