Bachmann: healthcare proponents selling 'snake oil'

Proponents of healthcare reform are guilty of trying to sell Americans "snake oil," Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) asserted Tuesday.

"They don't want the snake oil that's being presented to them when it comes to the government taking over healthcare," Bachmann said during an appearance on the Sean Hannity radio show.

She took aim at one of her House colleagues, Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.), for selling that "snake oil," when he told liberal bloggers he'd be willing to vote against the interests of his district on healthcare.

"We may be calling him the ex-congressman," said Bachmann, who herself has been made a top target of Democrats in the 2010 election cycle. "I think that's about the only ad you'd need to run in the next election."

The conservative Minnesotan, in her second term in Congress, also reveled in being compared to former Alaska. Gov. Sarah Palin (R). Hannity said Bachmann was Democrats' second-most hated Republican, behind Palin.

"That is excellent company to be in," Bachmann said.