Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) tries to dig her way out of the pile she’s in:
On the defensive over her controversial Hardball appearance last Friday, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) told the St. Cloud Times yesterday that she regretted suggesting that Barack Obama held “anti-American” views. But at the same time Bachmann was apologizing for her remarks to traditional media outlets, Bachmann continued to cast aspersions on Obama’s patriotism in a series of appearances on right-wing radio shows.
BACHMANN: All I did on Chris Matthews is I questioned Chris Matthews and said, “look, if John McCain had friends like Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers and Father Pfleger, you’d be all over him Chris, but you’ve laid off of Barack Obama.” And so, he was using the word “Anti-American” and I told Chris, what I question are Barack Obama’s views. Because Barack Obama’s views are against America. They won’t be good for our country.
Her latest excuse is that she’d never heard of Hardball, that it was Chris Matthews that first used “anti-American” and she repeated it to shut him up, and that invisible space aliens were holding phasers to her head during her appearance.
Is it any wonder that the Republicans are running away from her like she’s a wet dog at a wedding?