After blacklisting one Iowa news station and walking away from another that dared ask her about her husband’s Christian counseling center, Rep. Michele Bachmann still refused to answer questions about the clinic at a National Press Club event today. And then offered a bullshit reason for not doing so.
“I’m running for the presidency of the United States,” Bachmann said. “My husband is not running for the presidency, neither are my children, neither is our business, neither are our foster children… I’m more than happy to stand for questions on running for the presidency of the United States.”
The problem, of course, is that their “business” has received Medicaid dollars to administer an ex-gay therapy that’s been discredited by some of the largest professional psychological, pediatric and psychiatric organizations in the world. And, of course, Bachmann has run on a campaign against government money being funneled into the private sector. Seems like a great topic to ask her about. Maybe that’s why she’s stonewalling?