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Michele Bachmann on Jerry Sandusky: ‘I’d find that guy and beat him to a pulp’ (video)

Nov 14, 2011, 10:09 AM EDT


Michele Bachmann appeared on Meet the Press on Sunday, and you had to know that the conversation would eventually migrate toward the Penn State child abuse scandal. And on the subject of Jerry Sandusky, Bachman said:

“I think my automatic reaction would be, even though I’m a small woman, I’d want to go find that guy and beat him to a pulp,” Bachmann said on NBC’s “Meet The Press” Sunday.

The Minnesota congresswoman said she looks at the “horrific” incident through the lens of a mother. “I think that’s what any parent would want to do when they think about their child,” she explained about her impulse toward violence.

Indictment of Mike McQueary? Political grandstanding? Actually I think it’s a pretty smart statement for someone running for President. Michael Dukakis should have taken that approach with the infamous rape question in that 1988 debate.

Of course Bachmann pounding Sandusky with her tiny fists wouldn’t solve a thing, but it sounds good. More raw meat for the red states.

Then she just had to slip in this line as well: “It should stay on the state level.” Yeah, because the feds are SO anxious to take this one.

  1. nikesparq - Nov 14, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    I consider myself a liberal, but for once agree with ridiculously conservative Bachmann on this one.

  2. trbowman - Nov 14, 2011 at 1:41 PM

    Me too Michelle, me too.

  3. michiganhockey11 - Nov 14, 2011 at 3:26 PM

    I don’t think she’ll get the nomination, but I agree with her.

    I would also let her try to beat the pulp out of me too. I probably wouldn’t put up much of a fight :)

  4. kyleortonsarm - Nov 14, 2011 at 5:36 PM

    For one, she’s ugly. For two though I can tell she isn’t a Steelers fan. Their fan base has been groomed to be accepting of reprehensible criminal activity because of the culture of crime in that organization. I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before a Sopranos style show comes out called “The Rooneys, Turning Blind Eyes At Every Turn”. I’m sure the Rooney family is trying to find a way to recruit Sandusky as their defensive coordinator as we speak. He fits their culture perfectly along with Drunk Drivin Ward, No Helmet Rapistburger, I Kick My GFs Door In Then Break Her Phone And Hit Her In The Face Harrison, let’s see, their kicker, their mascot. Who hasn’t committed a crime there? I’ll bet that the country will someday pass a measure that will require them to register as “Pittsburgh Steelers” when they move into a new neighborhood so that the people in the area have a fair warning that a domestic abuse loving, drunk driving, drug using psychopath may be near by.

    • trbowman - Nov 14, 2011 at 8:04 PM

      This post is so awesome