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Michele Bachmann: God Is Trying To Get Politicians’ Attention Via Natural Disasters

Michele Bachmann was campaigning in Florida this weekend and got some attention while speaking to a roomful of her supporters when she openly suggested that the recent spate of natural disasters (Hurricane Irene and the Virgina earthquake from last week) were God’s way of trying to get politicians’ attention. She later revealed that her comment was meant to be a joke, though some are already pointing out the risky move of “attributing political motive to natural disasters.”

Writing for the St. Petersburg Times, Adam C. Smith reports:

“I don’t know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians. We’ve had an earthquake; we’ve had a hurricane. He said, ‘Are you going to start listening to me here?’ Listen to the American people because the American people are roaring right now. They know government is on a morbid obesity diet and we’ve got to rein in the spending.”

Watch the portion of her speech via the Nashville NBC Affiliate, WSMV :

(H/T Politico)

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