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.
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