Just like Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann was for taking gov’mint money before she was agin’ it.


Pioneer Press writes:


Despite vocal criticism of the federal stimulus package and a re-election campaign that trades heavily on her opposition to it, Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann sought stimulus funding on at least seven occasions last year.


 The requests, which came in August and September of 2009, were released Sunday by the investigative journalism site Center for Public Integrity.


They include a request for funding for a $150 million expansion of the Northstar commuter rail line to St. Cloud — something Bachmann had declined to back just months earlier.


The Center for Public Integrity, a nonpartisan Washington-based group, said Bachmann was among almost 2,000 GOP and Democratic stimulus opponents who wrote behind-the-scenes letters requesting funds for projects.


Bachmann defended her request for money from the $787 billion stimulus package, even though in her latest ads she refers to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act as “the failed (House Speaker Nancy) Pelosi trillion-dollar stimulus.”


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