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Michele Bachmann Quits Congress: MAD Will Miss Her!

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Whoever said, “Dying is easy, comedy is hard” died before Michele Bachmann ran for public office. The four-term, factually-challenged Congresswoman from Minnesota was a gift to comedy writers everywhere — her gaffes providing daily fodder for pundits, late-night comedians and yes, even MAD. Yesterday, Mrs. Bachmann announced that she would not seek another term in Congress. Her departure from the political scene will once again make comedy hard. Good bye, Mrs. Bachmann. And thanks.

BP Pleads Guilty — MAD Told You So!

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In December 2010, BP earned the top spot in MAD’s “20 Dumbest People, Events and Things” with their horrific oil rig explosion and the disastrous oil spill that followed in the Gulf of Mexico. Today, BP finally admitted their guilt, agreed to pay $4.5 billion in fines and pled guilty to 14 criminal charges. A small bit of justice for the 11 people killed in the explosion and the millions more whose lives were disrupted or forever ruined by BP’s gross incompetence.

Michael Jackson’s Doctor Goes on Trial Today for Involuntary Manslaughter

There’s a legal thriller beginning in Los Angeles and paparazzi from around the world have got to be there as the trial begins for Michael Jackson’s former personal physician. Dr. Conrad Murray is charged with the involuntary manslaughter of the King of Pop. The question is: will he beat it? From our "MAD 20 Dumbest 2009" issue (#502), comes this hit.

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