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Vanity Post; Problem with Michele Bachmann
Self | 11-30-2012 | MissEdie

Posted on 11/30/2012 8:52:04 AM PST by MissEdie

Ok, last night my hubby shared with me a little secret about a Christmas present he tried to get for me last year. Does anyone remember the Michele Bachmann autobiography? Well, knowing I was a big fan and supporter of hers he paid over $125 to get me a personalized copy of her book. He paid for it over a year ago and we are still waiting on that book (or a refund) to appear. After speaking repeatedly to the publishing company about the issue, he has contacted her Congressional office, tried to email her, and even attempted to contact her campaign staff. Everyone affiliated with her has given him the run-around. No one associated with Michele Bachmann has tried to make it right. Either give us the book he paid for, or give him a refund.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: vanity
I know $125 isn't a lot of money. But it's the principle of the matter. Bachmann didn't mind taking the money for it, but has failed to provide the goods. I was wondering if any other Freeper has had a similiar issue with her.
1 posted on 11/30/2012 8:52:07 AM PST by MissEdie
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To: MissEdie
I know $125 isn't a lot of money.

I'm insulted. It is for me these days. :o)

2 posted on 11/30/2012 8:58:40 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: Tenacious 1

Ditto


3 posted on 11/30/2012 8:59:17 AM PST by thatjoeguy ( Hulk... SMASH!!)
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To: MissEdie

No experience with this issue. But if he paid with a credit card, just call the credit card company to dispute the charge. At the very least, you’ll get a refund.


4 posted on 11/30/2012 8:59:17 AM PST by No Socialist
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To: MissEdie

I have heard similar tales about Romney and Santorrum, but to Santorumn’s credit he eventually followed through on the merchandise.


5 posted on 11/30/2012 9:03:29 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: MissEdie

Never make a hero out of a politician. Or a pundit.


6 posted on 11/30/2012 9:07:42 AM PST by DManA
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To: MissEdie

I had the same experience with Herman Cain. It had not been delivered even after he dropped out of the race. They offered me my money back, and I took it.

Consider disputing it on your credit card.


7 posted on 11/30/2012 9:07:58 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Hold My Beer and Watch This!)
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To: MissEdie

I doubt the congresswoman has any control over the publication and distribution of these books. A publication company like Premier Collectables probably paid her to autograph a lot of books and they turn around and sell them to the public. She is out of the distribution loop completely.

I will tell you, autographed Congressional books usually go for well under $100. Santorum’s is going for $22. Even Dick Cheney’s is only going for $35. Over $100 usually is reserved for Presidents or someone who has died.

http://premierecollectibles.com/Politics/


8 posted on 11/30/2012 9:07:58 AM PST by mnehring
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To: mylife
"I have heard similar tales about Romney and Santorrum, but to Santorumn’s credit he eventually followed through on the merchandise."

I donated to Rick's campaign when the sweater vest offer was first made. Got mine within a week or two without any trouble...

9 posted on 11/30/2012 9:11:52 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: mylife

A week or so back I read about a local post office worker getting caught dumping a bunch of GOP campaign gear (books, sweater vests, signs etc) in a dumpster belonging to a factory near his home. Apparently he had been doing it all along and they caught him on security camera.


10 posted on 11/30/2012 9:12:47 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: MissEdie

I was going to guess that perhaps it is out of print but that is not the issue.
It is readily available for $19.95
I would tell Michelle to stick it.

http://www.amazon.com/Core-Conviction-Story-Michele-Bachmann/dp/1595230904


11 posted on 11/30/2012 9:12:51 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I saw other Freepers that just got theirs in Oct.
But they did get them.


12 posted on 11/30/2012 9:14:34 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: MissEdie

Most if not all candidate funding or merchandising gets done through companies specializing in those fields. Rarely does that candidate have direct control over what goes on. Sometimes both the candidate and their supporters get ripped off. Best to use a credit card.


13 posted on 11/30/2012 9:14:55 AM PST by mosesdapoet ("A voice crying in the wilderness make streight for the way of the Lord")
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To: cripplecreek

There’s a shocker /s


14 posted on 11/30/2012 9:15:39 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: No Socialist

He did call them and they said it had been too long. The people at the publishing company kept saying Bachmann’s people were telling them the books were all done being personalized, and they were getting sent on. He was waiting on them to keep their word and deliver what he had paid for.


15 posted on 11/30/2012 9:18:53 AM PST by MissEdie (America went to the polls on 11-6-12 and all we got was a socialist thug and a dottering old fool.)
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To: Tenacious 1

I didn’t mean to insult you, I thought I had added “to a lot of people” to that one..


16 posted on 11/30/2012 9:19:59 AM PST by MissEdie (America went to the polls on 11-6-12 and all we got was a socialist thug and a dottering old fool.)
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To: mylife

This guy worked at a Detroit area distribution center so he had access to a lot of stuff for months. Being in Detroit, he probably was one of many.


17 posted on 11/30/2012 9:20:32 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: mosesdapoet

I worked for a printing company and spent a day folding Lee Iacocca signed slipcovers, putting them on books and repacking them.


18 posted on 11/30/2012 9:24:57 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: MissEdie
I do Native American art and Hawaiian art and when Backmann was here on Maui I made something very nice for her. I also love Todd and Sarah Palin and made things for them and made sure they got them. Never got a thank you from Michele but received the nicest thank you card from the Palin family.
19 posted on 11/30/2012 9:48:13 AM PST by fish hawk (no tyrant can remain in power without the consent and cooperation of his victims.)
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To: DManA
Never make a hero out of a politician. Or a pundit.

LOL! That admonition gets violated on a regular basis around here.

20 posted on 11/30/2012 10:00:55 AM PST by TADSLOS (No need to watch the movie "Idiocracy". We're living it.)
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To: DManA

Agreed.


21 posted on 11/30/2012 10:01:05 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: MissEdie; fish hawk

I am embarrassed for Michele. It is ignorance or fraud to have the ability to take in money and sell stuff, but fail to deliver anything in return.

There are a few testimonies, on FR, against Romney for similar reasons in reverse. Their checks get cashed alright, but offers to volunteer their time or free services warranted not even an acknowledgment.


22 posted on 11/30/2012 10:09:35 AM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: MissEdie

No offense M.E. But why would you want an autobiography of Michele Bachmann? I can’t imagine a more boring book.


23 posted on 11/30/2012 10:30:43 AM PST by Mountain Mary (Pray for our Republic...)
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To: MissEdie

No offense M.E. But why would you want an autobiography of Michele Bachmann? I can’t imagine a more boring book.


24 posted on 11/30/2012 10:40:35 AM PST by Mountain Mary (Pray for our Republic...)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Bachmann ping.

I like Michele Bachmann's conservative record. She is a very good Congresswoman. However, Michele Bachmann's ill-advised run for POTUS was truly a major obstruction to nominating a non-Romney conservative in the 2012 GOP primary. Mitt had to love Michele's 'not ready for prime time' campaign as it diluted support from other more realistic competitors. She also was the first to launch meaningless attacks on other conservatives (but not Mitt) in a vain attempt to stay relevant in the campaign. She was shrill, overplayed meaningless differences and was as responsible as any of the candidates for leaving us with Romney. IMHO.

25 posted on 11/30/2012 10:46:23 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: MissEdie

Start posting stuff on her Facebook Page like “When am I going to get my signed book I paid for over 1 year ago?”; “Why did you take $125 from me but not give me my signed book?”;


26 posted on 11/30/2012 10:53:12 AM PST by No Socialist
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To: Servant of the Cross

I agree. We need her in congress, but she was absolutely a negative drain on the primary process. She, as you said, was not ready for prime time, and she rarely mentioned Obama - focusing instead on intramural food fights. She wasn’t the only one who did that, but she was part of it.


27 posted on 11/30/2012 10:57:30 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright ("WTF?: How Karl Rove and the Establishment Lost....Again")
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To: Joe 6-pack

Wow, I would never admit that.


28 posted on 11/30/2012 10:59:30 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright ("WTF?: How Karl Rove and the Establishment Lost....Again")
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To: C. Edmund Wright
What kind of human being are you that doesn't like sweater vests? The horror..........

:-)

29 posted on 11/30/2012 11:07:39 AM PST by Lakeshark (!)
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To: Lakeshark; C. Edmund Wright
Thanks for the memories .... not


30 posted on 11/30/2012 11:25:02 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: MissEdie
I know $125 isn't a lot of money.

Then shut up. For too many in this economy it's 17.5 hours work *if* they can get scheduled that many hours in a week.

31 posted on 11/30/2012 11:25:25 AM PST by newzjunkey (feh)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
"Wow, I would never admit that."

Why not? It would go good with your Newt-line of men's jewelry from Tiffany's.

32 posted on 11/30/2012 11:33:05 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: MissEdie

I’ve heard that was the #1 most common complaint of people living in her district. While she’s out making speeches and running for higher office, you can’t get her staff to respond to basic requests for help on relevant issues.


33 posted on 11/30/2012 11:37:56 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Joe 6-pack

Oh, nice try. Not really.

Small minds are consumed with people. Big minds are consumed by ideas. You are consumed by the Santorum cult souveniers, like the sweater vest. Others were consumed by the family image, other little irrelevant niceties, etc. Fine.
Knock yourself out.

The only thing about Newt that was ever interesting where his ideas. That was the major difference between Santorum backers and Newt backers. Half were idea people, the other half wore half sweaters.


34 posted on 11/30/2012 12:55:46 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright ("WTF?: How Karl Rove and the Establishment Lost....Again")
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To: Joe 6-pack

Oh, nice try. Not really.

Small minds are consumed with people. Big minds are consumed by ideas. You are consumed by the Santorum cult souveniers, like the sweater vest. Others were consumed by the family image, other little irrelevant niceties, etc. Fine.
Knock yourself out.

The only thing about Newt that was ever interesting where his ideas. That was the major difference between Santorum backers and Newt backers. Half were idea people, the other half wore half sweaters.


35 posted on 11/30/2012 12:56:14 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright ("WTF?: How Karl Rove and the Establishment Lost....Again")
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To: C. Edmund Wright
"The only thing about Newt that was ever interesting where his ideas."

Like the, "pathway to non-deportation"?

Like, "Few challenges are as urgent as global climate change"?

Like passing the Lautenburg Amendment in the "Gun Free Schools Act"?

Yes, they are "interesting" ideas in much the same way a train wreck is, "interesting."

36 posted on 11/30/2012 1:03:17 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
As an aside...you wrote, "Small minds are consumed with people. Big minds are consumed by ideas. You are consumed by the Santorum cult souveniers, like the sweater vest."

You presume way too much, and clearly display your ignorance when you aver that I'm consumed by cult souveniers. You don't even know me, and my only point in bringing it up here is in the context of pols who deliver on their promises. You are the one who started with the childish snarky comment, so I would submit that you are the one who is consumed by the notion. That a person remarking on receipt of a fund raising incentive would elicit such a visceral response which really contributes nothing to the discussion says far more about you than my sweater vest says about me.

37 posted on 11/30/2012 1:10:18 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: MissEdie

I’m not really insulted. LOL. I’m a self reliant conservative. I root for everyone to be well off, even better off than me.

There was a time about 5 years ago when I carried a C-note in my wallet. It’s been a 5 year fall from grace. We are in the slow hard grind to get back to the old standards. We’ll do fine in the long run. We’re smart, determined and hard working. We have given up the pursuit of wealth and retirement for the time being. But we are rich in faith, family and spirit.

Don’t think another moment about it.


38 posted on 11/30/2012 1:59:25 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: No Socialist

I like your idea!


39 posted on 11/30/2012 2:38:29 PM PST by MissEdie (America went to the polls on 11-6-12 and all we got was a socialist thug and a dottering old fool.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

No, those are not good ideas. And yet, he was the only one who had any good ideas. And more to the point, he was the only one who could persuade anyone out of the entire group. He was the only one with any talent, flawed as he was. And yes, he was flawed. But he was talented.

RS is not, and never will be.


40 posted on 11/30/2012 3:23:34 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright ("WTF?: How Karl Rove and the Establishment Lost....Again")
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To: C. Edmund Wright
"RS is not, and never will be."

And yet he gets under your skin to such an extent that you feel the need to childishly snipe at someone mereley because they identify as a Santorum supporter.

Since the primaries I've not remarked on Newt or his supporters 'til you felt the overwhelming compulsion to take a cheap shot at me for simply commenting on Rick honoring a promise to a donor. There's a strong argument to be made that Adelson used Newt to undermine Santorum's campaign. (not the least of which is Adelson' own admission), but fighting that battle now is, for a thinking person, a pointless waste of breath. Actually, I've given credit where it's due to Newt's campaign and his ideas and have been willing to put past arguments in the past where they belong.

Apparently, you however, have no intention or capability of returning such graciousness, feeling the need to lash out at others to compensate for your insecurities over a primary campaign that ended months ago.

If it makes you fell better, go for it sport. As I indicated in an earlier reply, it really says a lot more about you than either of the candidates or campaigns.

41 posted on 11/30/2012 3:41:26 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: MissEdie
I know $125 isn't a lot of money.

It isn't? This country boy still bends down to pick pennies up from the ground.

I do sympathize about the (seeming) deadbeat not making good on the commitment, though.

42 posted on 11/30/2012 5:47:35 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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