Busy, busy birthday for Bachmann

One might think that celebrating your birthday over the Easter recess would mean a day off for a busy member of Congress. But not if you're Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.).

The outspoken conservative lawmaker turned 54 on Tuesday, but instead of  relaxing in a canoe on one of Minnesota's 10,000 lakes, Bachmann was doing something else she seems to enjoy: back-to-back media appearances.

Bachmann took to the airwaves Tuesday to preview Wednesday's visit from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R), who is scheduled to make an appearance with Bachmann at a campaign event.

According to Bachmann spokesman Dave Dziok, the congresswoman is hoping she'll have some time later in the week to celebrate with her family, but it's all work until after Wednesday's big event.

As for what's on Bachmann's wish list this year? "She wishes that Obamacare gets repealed," Dziok told ITK.

Bachmann fans who are not in a position to repeal federal legislation might want to consider a bouquet of Queen's Lady Slippers, the rare wildflower that is Minnesota's official state bloom.

ITK wishes the congresswoman a very happy birthday.