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04/11/2011 01:24 pm ET | Updated Jun 11, 2011

Michele Bachmann Announces She Would Be A One-Term President ... On Purpose

Anyone who is worried about what a potential Michele Bachmann presidency would look like should stop worrying, because by her own admission, she isn't ambitious and would not subject America to a second term of her presidency.

If Republican Michele Bachmann decides to make a run for the presidency, she said it will be without any thoughts of a second term.

"I'm a principled reformer, and my goal is to see the country turn around," she said. "I'm also committed to being a one-term president if that's what it takes in order to turn things around, because this is not about a personal ambition.

"It's about getting our financial house in order and to become respected again in the world on an international scale," Bachmann said in a telephone interview with The Des Moines Register on Friday.

Of course, it should only take Michele Bachmann four years to accomplish all of those things. Then we could all safely retire and let Jeopardy-playing robots guide us into the next century.

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