Michele Bachmann Retirement Draws Snark on Twitter (Video)

Shining Moment

Finally! At the last Iowa debate, Michele Bachmann actually got it right: A snazzy satin skirt suit in a cool metallic blue. This ensemble reads modern, smart, savvy and strong. And she also goes easy on the pearls. This one definitely gets our vote.

The Minnesota conservative says she won't seek re-election in 2014.

The news of Michele Bachmann's impending retirement is drawing a chorus of snark on Twitter, from the showbiz set in L.A. to the media pundits of New York.

In an eight-and-a-half minute video missive on Wednesday (watch below), the Minnesota congresswoman and Tea Party darling announced that she would not seek re-election next year. She said her decision “was not impacted in any way by the recent inquiries into the activities of my former presidential campaign." (Earlier this year, an ex-Bachmann aide submitted complaints with the Federal Election Commission, alleging financial violations linked to her failed bid to win the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.)

Here are a few choice reactions: