Bachmann gets rousing birthday song, tons of well-wishes

But now that BoehnerJohn BoehnerBoehner returns to the spotlight Cruz confronts Trump supporter Graham: 'Lucifer may be the only person Trump can beat in a general election' MORE is the top lawmaker in the lower chamber, the birthday song is on a temporary hiatus due to more pressing issues.

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That was no matter, however, for Tea Party favorite Rep. Michele BachmannMichele BachmannMichele Bachmann trolls Clinton on NYC subway Michele Bachmann breaks out dance moves Desperate establishment turns to Cruz MORE (R-Minn.), who turned 55 on Wednesday.

Bachmann had her own chorus to sing for her. A much bigger one.

In between cries of “Shut ’er down!” Tea Party protesters outside the Capitol found time to sing a full round of “Happy Birthday” to the Minnesota lawmaker before she took the stage to address them.

The presence of hundreds of Bachmann-loving singers was likely due in part to the fact that her birthday fell on a nice, sunny Wednesday, as opposed to last week, when significantly fewer Tea Party folks turned up to protest on a nasty, rainy Thursday.

And if you think a few hundred people is a lot for a birthday sing-song, just wait until you see Bachmann’s online birthday card. The card-cum-fundraising appeal was reportedly signed by more than 25,000 fans, according to an email Wednesday from Bachmann’s husband, Marcus 

Bachmann.

Along with a few other folks, ITK hopes Bachmann had a great birthday.