Michele Bachmann Can't Deny She's a Bigot


michele bachmannI love the few, brave souls out there who are willing to say out loud what everybody else is thinking. Which is why, of course, I love Kathy Griffin. And I especially love her take on Michele Bachmann: "She's a comedian's dream. I don't know if she's good for the country, but she's good for comedy."

And after hearing the story Griffin told on Conan about her absolutely surreal run-in with Bachmann, there's no possible way anyone could argue with the comic's assessment of the straw-for-brains Straw Poll winner. I don't know how you could listen to Griffin's anecdote and not have about a million alarm bells instantly go off in your head.

I mean, what Bachmann said to Griffin was so mindless, so oblivious, so good-lord-this-woman-really-isn't-playing-with-a-full-deck-is-she ...

But I digress. Here's what happened:

Griffin was at an event in Washington, D.C., where she was organizing a rally to support the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell when the gods of comedy smiled upon her and she randomly ended up on the same escalator as Bachmann.

Seizing the moment, Griffin asked Bachmann if she could count on her support for the gay rights rally.

Bachmann answered this one predictably, with a bland, "I don't think so."

But Griffin's deliciously dark comic side came out with her next question:

"Congresswoman Bachmann, were you born a bigot or did you grow into it?"

Bachmann's response?

"That's a good question, I'm gonna have to get back to ya."


I'm sorry, what?! Is this woman so incredibly dense that she doesn't know "bigot" is one of those accusations that's supposed to be immediately, visibly offensive? From this interaction, it would be logical to deduce that Bachmann thinks "bigot" is a perfectly acceptable lifestyle choice. Unless ... she must know what the word "bigot" means, right? Her vocabulary can't be that limited, can it?

Personally, I think the most likely reason for Bachmann's self-implicating response to Griffin's question is that, as a puppet for the GOP, she's not in the habit of saying words that somebody else didn't write for her first.

Either way, Griffin is right. This woman might be a nightmare for the country, but she's a comedian's dream, and a blogger's dream, too (if I do say so myself).

Why do you think Bachmann gave Kathy Griffin such a lame answer?

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hotic... hoticedcoffee

Probably because Griffin is a lame excuse for a comedian, and it wasn't worth Bachmann's time to indulge her.  And further - this statement:

I don't know how you could listen to Griffin's anecdote and not have about a million alarm bells instantly go off in your head.

tells me all I really need to know about your intellect.  If you are taking your political pointers from a comedian - let alone a D-lister like Griffin - you really should pick up a newspaper.

Leanne Carnegie

Uhh... yea, since there is no footage of this, how do you know it's not made up?   Sounds like a good way for a d-list start to get some publicity for her show, no?

Seriously, I am sick and tired of everyone picking on female politicians simply because they don't agree with their politics.  You don't agree with many males politics either, so why are you so vehemently attacking females with the same opinions???    And why is everyone so F-ing focused on the social issues that *don't really matter* when we have a HUGE fiscal issue in this country that needs dealing with?   Shouldn't we be focused on the cadidates fiscal policies at this point in time?

bills... billsfan1104

Its getting really tiring seeing and reading the hateful blogs from you and your fellow stir authors.  I know you hate republican women and their children, but doesnt it get old calling them names, or making fun of them, SIMPLY because you do not agree with them.  Michelle Bachman has no chance to become president.  What the hell are you worried about??

jasmi... jasmineg86

i for one think this female politician is an idiot- whether this interaction is real or not, remains to be seen. but dont worry, that doesnt mean my disdain for her is because shes a woman- there are plenty of good, wholesome, positive reasons for my opinion of her- and many many MANY of her male colleagues.

nonmember avatar tbrucemom

Assuming this elevator exchange even happened, just because she doesn't support the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" doesn't mean she's a bigot. There are some legitimate reasons this policy was put into place. Comedians who have never served in the military probably wouldn't understand them though. And don't get started on republicans not being able to say anything that someone doesn't write for them when President Obama is the king of the teleprompter....

hotic... hoticedcoffee

Bills, it's because they are just too wrapped up in being threatened by anyone who doesn't march to their tune.  Everyone who isn't a bleeding heart is an enemy - no need to engage the brain to assess the actual threat level - better to just throw them all into the blender.  Liberals are like Zombies - if you're not one of them, you're lunch.

zandh... zandhmom2

I can't stand Kathy Griffin ~ she sucks as any type of entertainer more less as a comedian! When I first came on this site, I really thought it was a place to bond women and mothers BUT apparently ONLY some women and mothers.  I really wish this site would stop with all the pettiness, I mean hell I just read an article complaining about Sarah Palin toe polish...REALLY!!!  Oh and for the record, I research which candidates I vote for and many times I have crossed party lines to vote for the right person.  Maybe you should think for yourself and do your own research instead of waiting to see who the people in Hollywood like because believe it or not, they really aren't like you. 

starr... starrsitter

There's a bit of difference between not agreeing with someone's politics and refusing to tolerate their bigotry, especially when they are in a position to legislate their bigotry. Michele Bachmann is ignorant in so many ways and none of them have anything to do with her gender. It is also terrifying that anyone takes religious extremists (which the GOP field has more than one of) seriously as contenders for the Presidency.

Also, just because *you* don't care about basic civil and human rights, that doesn't mean other people don't.

nonmember avatar Quinn

Reading this useless and unintelligent article was one of the most wasteful fifty seconds of my life. I can only hope that my subconscious is appeased by potentially warding off even one more person from this F-list opinioneer.

nonmember avatar Momma2blessed

Good Lord, it's not about hating conservative women... the lady is a top tier idiot! Regardless of your political leaning, Palin & Bachmann are awful representations of women in public office because of their intellectually challenged statements. It's not about putting down women or conservatives... it's about identifying her for what she is... intellectually lacking, stupid, ignorant, or factually challenged! (or all of the above)

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