You have to hand it to Michelle Bachmann, the Minnesota congresswoman has stolen Sarah Palin's thunder right from under her.

Palin was the anointed one. I felt she had a real shot at the Republican nomination, but along comes Bachmann to queer the pitch.

Bachmann is a smart cookie too and the alleged gaffes the media are trying to foist on her are of no consequence.

Barack Obama didn't know the right age of his older daughter the other day!

She has a good back story, a mother to several natural born kids and a foster mother to many more. She is a former educator who feels passionate about education.

It reads like a real resume, as against Sarah who has that two years of Alaska governor and little else.

Palin's daughter Bristol seems to be taking it personally.

Talking about Bachmann's dress sense she states;

"I think she dresses a lot like my mom," Bristol said. "But a lot, a lot of women have done that the last few years. I do think it's odd, you know, seeing people with red blazers with their hair up with glasses."

"I don't know if she's wearing glasses but you want to be hummmm, do you think that people don't notice you're dressing like my mom?"

Wow this could get catty but rounds 1 thru 6 to bachmann so far.

Every day she is in the spotlight is a day Palin does not shine.