On behalf of the state that gave you Crazy-Eyes McCrazykins, I’m tempted to apologize for her presence in the national political scene. I live near her district, but MY district is represented by one of the most liberal in Congress, Keith Ellison. So maybe they balance each other out a little? She gets all the press coverage unfortunately. I visit her area occasionally for its quaint shops, but as a multicultural family, we would NEVER live there. Racism is rampant. My husband and sister commuted into her district for work & many, many of the ideas in the outer suburbs are so backward and naive about race and inner-city issues. And the Halloween before the 2008 election? Some lady in a big old house in Bachmann territory had a dummy in her front yard of John McCain holding a silver platter with our most-esteemed, current President’s head on it. It was horrific and gruesome and spoke volumes about the worldview that still creeps around in the ignorant minds of those who vote for her. Race and immigration reform are deeply linked, so yes this is relevant to the topic.