Jordskjelvet og stormen på USAs østkyst var guds måte å få politikernes oppmerksomhet på, sa presidentkandidat Michele Bachmann i Florida i helgen, ifølge The Washington Post:
«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.»
Det hele var bare en spøk, sier Bachmanns representanter.