The 23 foster kids that she and her husband took in back in the 90s are currently preparing for the media’s invasion into their private lives. These 23 adults lived with Bachmann, her husband and three children when Bachmann was a stay-at-home mom and pregnant with a fourth child.
Bachmann, who’s doing well in Iowa polls after Romney, said that being a stay-at-home mom in a house with nine children was one of the more intellectually rewarding periods of her life.
And now that she’s off on the presidential campaign, a campaign that is fast on its way to rendering Sarah Palin the maverick mom to absolute irrelevancy, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos promised Bachmann that her foster kids would be investigated. To which Bachmann shrugged and pointed to her own successes with her biological children.
Bachmann, who’s been called stupid by President Bill Clinton, points to her own accomplishments as a lawyer and a doctorate. Perhaps the two degrees have everything to do with why Bachmann doesn’t waver when she’s revising US history in statements to the press. Stephanopoulos called on Bachmann to retract her statement that the founding fathers, slave owners, worked hard to end slavery.
Bachmann asserted that John Quincy Adams was around during the Revolutionary period and old enough to be considered one of the founding fathers who worked hard to end slavery. Stephanopoulos couldn’t move her oh so wrong righteousness.
Bachmann told Stephanopoulos that slavery ended in this country and that is a good thing. Yes, she said that.
Bachmann’s race to the White House may just be music to the Obama Administration’s ears. Even with the lagging economy. Clearly if any of the 23 foster children that the Bachmann’s took into their home has ever had any trouble with the law, the media and Bachmann’s political opposition will run away with it.
Bachmann did request privacy for her family and the foster children, but she also noted that of her five biological children, one is a doctor. And her last child also has achieved collegiate goals.
In a total of six years, from 1992 to 1998, the Bachmann’s helped raise 23 foster children.