I’ve been reading around the web and I’m hearing a story that’s just hard for me to believe. Based on what I’ve heard I did a quick twitter search and I found a blog entry entitled:
Video: Michele Bachmann Says Sarah Palin is a Selfish Mom:
Michele Bachmann says Sarah Palin should wait till her children are grown up before she runs for the presidency – and implies that the former Alaska governor should have held off on any kind of White House campaign while she still had children in the house.
Ok now I’ve got to see this video! If this is true it’s definitely a frontal assault and one I wouldn’t expect from Congresswoman Bachmann. Here’s the video:
Here’s the full question and answer transcribed out for you by yours truly that starts at 1:50 in the video:
Host: As a conservative woman of faith, a very devout Christian faith, it seems like to me as an observer that up until Sarah Palin and you and some other, sort of trailblazers, that liberal women really dominated the role of women in politics. And I’m wondering if you don’t see that changing.
We’ve got Rebecca Clayfish, the new Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin is here. We’ve had a lot of women like Nikey Haley and many others who got elected in 2010. Do you see a generation of women with conservative convictions and Christian faith, of a belief that you can be successful outside the home but also continue to embrace the values of marriage and family. Do you see that change in the direction of the country?
Bachmann: Well I do and I know that there were women of faith that were involved in politics before as well. There just wasn’t the level of attention on them. But certainly I think you are exactly right, that conservative women of faith have come to much higher prominence in recent years than they have before.
And one thing that I have learned throughout the course of my life, I’m 55 years old, I’ve learned that you can have it all, but not all at once. And so now, my husband and I will be married 33 years this year, we’ve been parenting for 29 years, we’ll have a high school graduation this fall – actually in a week – and this fall our youngest 2 will go off to college. So we’re coming to the conclusion now of 29 years of parenting and I think that’s one life lesson that you learn. That sometimes you just need to have patience and wait to do certain things in your life.
Host: That there’s a time and a season for everything.
Bachmann: That there’s a time and a season for everything.
This is ridiculous. She says NOTHING about Palin and Palin’s name is only mentioned tangentially by the host to note which women he sees as conservative trailblazers. The question is not about Sarah Palin.
Bachmann is answering for herself and is telling about life lessons she’s learned along the way. She’s substantiating part of the process she’s gone through in determining if she’s going to run for president, which has a lot to do with family.
If you think this is a slam at Sarah Palin, then you might just be a little too sensitive about Sarah Palin. This was recorded almost two weeks ago at the Faith and Family Coalition. She in no way mentioned Sarah Palin nor did she imply that Sarah Palin should follow the life lessons she’s learned.
That’s my take and I’m sure there will be a plenty of you that disagree. But listen to the video as it speaks for itself.
Just as a note, I’ve seen this in several places. My goal wasn’t to attack the blog I used in this post nor any other person that writes based on this idea. My goal was to attack the idea. Period.