Kneeling for salvation expert Marcus Bachmann is in the news again, but not for praying away the gay. It seems that Marcus turned in a campaign reimbursement expense report that is, um, questionable:
According to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission (see page 16 of this PDF), covering the period between November 28 and December 31 of 2006, Marcus was reimbursed $6,230 for mileage.
OK, so what’s the big deal?
Granted, $6,230 hardly seems like a shockingly large amount of money for a spouse to be reimbursed for campaign expenses. But considering that the IRS’s standard mileage rate was 44.5 cents per mile, and that the farthest opposing corners of Minnesota’s sixth district stretch about 120 miles, Marcus Bachmann would have had to have driven 14,000 miles (58 round trips) in the span of 1 month to warrant the money.
This, of course, seems physically impossible and highly unlikely (especially considering the mileage was accrued after Bachmann had already won).
Whoopsie! That’s a lot of trips to the Minneapolis Mineshaft, Marcus!