In Michele Bachmann's Love Story, A Deep Irony
The Washington Post has a lengthy profile today about presidential candidate Michele Bachmann's marriage to her husband, Dr. Marcus Bachmann.
While, yes, the piece does offer a glancing discussion of Dr. Bachmann's "ex-gay" counseling services, the most illuminating excerpt may be Mrs. Bachmann's own summation of their relationship:
In her 2006 speech, to the Living Word Christian Center, Michele Bachmann...cited a more divine inspiration for their marriage.
“And the Lord then led me to this man,” she said, pausing to identify Marcus in the crowd. “That my calling was to marry this man. And I tell you that, because, I hate to disappoint you, darling, but it wasn’t a big romantic surge that led us to each other. It was His word."
“At the same time,” she added, “the Lord was speaking to my husband, and He showed my husband — he was repairing a fence on the farm where he worked — and the Lord showed him in a vision that he was supposed to marry me. And my husband said: ‘I don’t want to get married. I want to wait till I’m 27. I want to see the world. I want to have a great time in life. I don’t want to marry this girl.’”
Honey, you just said a mouthful.