Now that Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is the front-runner of the moment in the GOP race, she made the tour of the talk shows yesterday. She was on Meet the Press and was asked about her views on the gay community relative to a quote of hers from 2004:
REP. BACHMANN: It’s a very sad life. It’s part of Satan, I think, to say that this is gay. It’s anything but gay. … It leads to the personal enslavement of individuals. Because if you’re involved in the gay and lesbian lifestyle, it’s bondage. It is personal bondage, personal despair, and personal enslavement. And that’s why this is so dangerous. … We need to have profound compassion for people who are dealing with the very real issue of sexual dysfunction in their life and sexual identity disorders.
David Gregory followed up.
MR. GREGORY: That is the view President Bachmann would have of gay Americans?
REP. BACHMANN: Well, I am running for the presidency of the United States. I’m not running to be anyone’s judge. I do stand very…
MR. GREGORY: But you have judged them.
REP. BACHMANN: I, I, I don’t judge them. I don’t judge them. I am running for presidency of the United States.
Michele Bachmann is a sniveling bigot who has no more business being considered as presidential material than a pound of putty.
But I’m not judging her.