Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Mars) — or as Charles P. Pierce calls her, the Girl with the Faraway Eyes (which is pretty funny) — refused to say whether or not she’s being considered as a running mate for Mitt Romney, according to The Raw Story:
“One thing I know about Mitt Romney, he’s made excellent decisions in the past when it comes to running organizations and I have no doubt, whoever it is, that he chooses, to bring in as his V.P., it will be a highly competent person who could step in at a moments notice and assume the responsibilities of the White House,” she told CNN’s Piers Morgan. “Are you being vetted at the moment?” Morgan asked. “Well, that’s something for the campaign to answer on,” she responded. “That’s not for me to make that decision, and that announcement.”
Mitt and Michele have a lot in common: she has dual citizenship in Switzerland and he has a lot of money in their banks. I welcome more open discussion on the Romney campaign trail about FEMA camps, communists in the United States Congress, the light-bulb conspiracy, and how the Fast & Furious operation was in fact a “political program” implemented by Eric Holder to take away our Second Amendment rights. Plus, it would be great fun to see Marcus Bachmann and Marie Antoinette interact with cookie recipe competitions, etc.
Michele Bachmann told a group of supporters in Waverly, Iowa yesterday afternoon that gay and lesbian people should have “no special rights” to marry people of the same sex, insisting that “the laws are you marry a person of the opposite sex.” Iowa actually began allowing same-sex couples to marry in 2009, but Bachmann, oblivious to the growing acceptance of marriage equality, explained that prohibitions against such marriages don’t discriminate against gay people since they can always marry partners of the opposite sex:
JANE SCHMIDT: Then, why can’t same-sex couples get married?
BACHMANN: They can get married, but they abide by the same law as everyone else. They can marry a man if they’re a woman. Or they can marry a woman if they’re a man. [...]
He just might be absorbing their gay into himself…
Marcus Bachmann‘s remarks from a syndicated religious radio talk show last year:
“We have to understand: Barbarians need to be educated. They need to be disciplined. Just because someone feels it or thinks it doesn’t mean that we are supposed to go down that road. That’s what is called the sinful nature. We have a responsibility as parents and as authority figures not to encourage such thoughts and feelings from moving into the action steps. …“