After examining Earth's female population in search of a candidate deserving of its "Woman of the Year" award, rightwing outlet WorldNetDaily has chosen Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) as the planet's most worthy recipient.
Judging women based on the qualities of "goodness, womanliness, perseverance and character," WND lauds Bachmann for being a "gutsy, pro-life fiscal conservative who dared to vote against raising the debt ceiling."
WND continues: "She’s a God-fearing, gun-loving advocate of tax cuts and domestic oil drilling -- and has proven to be one of Obamacare’s worst nightmares."
Bachmann bested runner-ups Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R), German Chancellor Angela Merkel and outspoken conservative antifeminist Phyllis Schlafly, among others, to win the honor.
The congresswoman tells WND that the biggest story of the year for her was witnessing the Supreme Court rule that President Barack Obama's health care reform was constitutional, the implications of which, she said, would be be "felt for years to come."
In making this claim, Bachmann is overlooking some of her own biggest headlines of 2012. She began the year as a presidential candidate, only to drop out after finishing in a disappointing sixth place in the Iowa caucuses. Over the summer she drew widespread criticism for mounting a crusade against Obama administration personnel -- including Huma Abedin, a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton -- who Bachmann claimed had nefarious ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Bachmann rounded out the year with an electoral victory in November, however, narrowly defeating Democratic challenger Jim Graves to retain her seat in Congress, after outspending him 12 to 1.
For Bachmann's entire interview, as well as a picture of the Bachmann family Christmas card, click over to WND.