Michele Bachmann Is Suddenly Quiet

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann made a big stink last year about the 2010 Census (remember that?). But, as the Minnesota Star-Tribune rightly points out, the census is good for the state -- and for Bachmann's political career:
It's ironic that a Minnesota member of Congress, Republican Michele Bachmann, went so far last summer to declare her intention to only partially complete her census forms, and to suggest reasons for others not to comply with the census law. If Minnesota loses a congressional seat, Bachmann's populous Sixth District could be carved into pieces. She likely would have to battle another incumbent to hang on to her seat. We've noticed that her anticensus rhetoric has lately ceased. We hope she got wise: Census compliance is not only in Minnesota's best interest, but also her own.
...and her recent silence on this issue is deafening.

Head nod: Eric Kleefeld