Marcus Bachmann Acts as Michele’s Sometime Stylist

Stylist_bachmann From a 2006 Star Tribune article about the then-Congresswoman-elect's "haute" style:

Shopping help comes from another quarter, as well. Before Vice President Dick Cheney's visit this past summer, Bachmann's husband, Marcus, hit the stores — "he's got a good sense of style" — and came home with "a sleek, simple hourglass dress with a yoke collar in winter white." He even bought a matching coat and shoes. "I just slipped it on."


  1. Jack M says

    Wow! I’m gay and even I couldn’t go out and pick a nice dress for a woman to wear. Interesting.

  2. The Iron Orchard says

    Praying has kept him away from sucking cock, but he still can’t resist a woman’s dress shop.

  3. says

    This is hilarious. I wonder if she’s going to put a muzzle on his appearances from now on – I also wonder how much footage and documentation is already out there on Marcus, and how much will be dug up as she continues on her Presidential journey. I can’t wait to see…

  4. Nick says

    Marcus tries to imagine himself in it first before he suggests it to his husband-err wife—

  5. Matt26 says

    An ideal husband? How many wives are able to send their husbands shopping a dress knowing the result will be perfect? Not many, hardly any.

  6. Ron says

    To quote Golden Girl Sophia Petrillo regarding Blanche’s brother Clayton, “the man’s as gay as a picnic basket!”

  7. HadenoughBS says

    Puh-leeze, Miss Thing. Perhaps Marcus could be a guest judge on one of those reality TV fashion design shows. Sounds like he’d be purr-fect.

  8. Leroy Laflamme says

    The Bachmann’s are an accident waiting to happen. Can’t wait! Vengeance is mine, sayeth the gays …

  9. justme says

    Eagerly awaiting the reports on Miss Marcus’s passionate interest in interior design, the revelation that he does Michele’s hair and the secret recipe for his simply divine Appletinis.

  10. Mike says

    Of course she does. It’s obvious Michele has no style of her own. I just wonder if he gets an extra set of everything in the plus-size department. You know. Just in case.

  11. Mike Triggs says

    If Michelle doesn’t win there is always Dancing With the Stars….Marcus has already got down the moves.

  12. Leroy Laflamme says

    Just thought of something. It’s common knowledge the Australian Prime Minister’s husband styles her hair, so there’s no way Marcus can be gay. Still, I hear a time bomb ticking.

  13. robert in nyc says

    Either way, it’s stereotyping gay people. Not all gay men are into female attire or inclined to effeminacy and girlie behaviour. Homophobes love to play the effeminate card = being gay, just as they equate pedophilia = gay.

  14. Dave says

    Damn The Milkman for beating me to it… but here’s the full Corky St. Clair quote:

    “I was shopping for my wife Bonnie. I buy most of her clothes and Mrs Pearl was in the same shop! And it just was an accident you know, we started talking… about panty hose, she was saying… whatever that’s not the point of the story but what the point is is that through this accidental meeting… it’s like a Hitchcock movie you know where you’re thrown into a rubber bag and put in the trunk of a car, you find people. You find them. Something, is is it karma? Maybe. But we found him, that’s the important thing. And I got Bonnie a wonderful pantsuit. “

  15. Frank says

    I have an Argentine friend who’s married to a former Ford model who is a dead ringer for Naomi Campbell. He loves spending money on her clothes, but he’s no better than 50/50 in buying what she wants.

  16. AP says

    OK, so here’s the thing. These people are vile. No question there. But what we’re doing is reporting – and reinforcing – gay stereotypes. It’s not helpful, and we end up looking like the bullies.

    If we really want to sink their ship and report on news, then let’s find news. Find the guy’s he’s slept with on the side. Find his Manhunt profile. Find something incriminating.

    The fact he is effeminate and can pick a dress and a yoke necklace is funny, but it means nothing.

  17. SONNIE says

    The man is as gay as lube and poppers, “Not that there’s anything wrong with that.”

  18. Landon says

    I think it’s fine to mock Marcus Bachmann. The Barney Frank rule says it’s morally OK to out a closeted politician if he uses his power to harm gay Americans. I think a similar rule could say it’s OK to mock the flaming characteristics of anyone who makes a career for themselves in trying to cure gay people.

    Reparative therapy is so harmful and ruins so many lives that I think any gay stereotypes those horrible “doctors” engage in are ripe to be exploited to bring them down a peg in the public eye. After all, it thwarts their theory that it’s possible to cure yourself of homosexuality and it reinforces the notion that the most ardent opponents of gay rights are self-hating gays themselves. That’s a powerful message.

  19. Tigger says

    The Repugs get to choose between a Mormon, Ladybird Bachman (no judgment to femme dudes…ur fierce), or a closet Mo who’s dumber than Bush… and scene!

  20. Anthony-S says

    He buys her frigging dresses? With matching coat and shoes? You just can’t make this stuff up.

  21. Allen says

    Trafficking in stereotypes? Yep! It’s sad to see gay folks using stereotypes like this.

    Because Marcus Bachman doesn’t fit the typical butch hetero stereotype and he’s a homophobe, Towleroad and others are insinuating that he’s a closet case.

    Come on! Attack the man for his disgusting bigotry! You’re using the same stereotypes that are used against non-gender conforming individuals. Why? If there’s proof the man is a closet case hypocrite, then go after him. But this just seems wrong.

  22. jerry says

    If she is this much in denial about her husband being gay, her grasp of reality must be really, really weak.

  23. stevetalbert says

    I just cannot get over how much Jennifer Saunders old show The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle is EXACTLY the Bachmanns.. even to the physical and emotional resemblences… thank god for You Tube.

  24. ohplease says

    “Because Marcus Bachman doesn’t fit the typical butch hetero stereotype and he’s a homophobe, Towleroad and others are insinuating that he’s a closet case.”

    No, we’re saying that he’s a screaming queen because he is. We’re saying that he’s gayer than a tree full of parrots. We’re saying that Miss Marcus is so gay, he makes rainbows look glum.

    And, oh look, this insanely obvious gay man just happens to believe in “ex-gay” fairy dust and is the svengali to a lunatic moron who hates the homos so much she married one.

    What’s sad is pretending that what’s right in front of your face isn’t true, much like all those Republicans have done all those years with Miss Marcus. We’re not like them. We don’t pretend we don’t exist. We can call a queen a queen.

    What’s next? Liberace never said he was gay, either, so that means it’s not true? How much denial of reality do you require us to live in, exactly?

    It’s not hateful to say this man is a flaming fruit. His saying that being a flaming fruit makes you a barbarian is hateful. His saying that being a flaming fruit is a choice is hateful. His self-hate that he projects on us is hateful.

    Seriously, if you have enough time to defend Miss Marcus Bachmann and bash your fellow queers, then you have way too much time on your hands.

  25. Jollysocks says


    If any one of you has slept with, jerked off with, or flirted online with Marcus Bachmann, please step up to the front of the line.

    Attacking his perceived gayness is fun and all, but until we get a “George Rekkers and the luggage boy” kinda photo, it’s not gonna get that much more traction.

  26. Bastian says

    A lot of these comments are ridiculous. The only thing that makes someone gay is the sex of the person they are attracted to and his/her sexual expression.

    I can’t believe that someone has to lecture a bunch of gay men about mocking someone and/or assuming someone is gay because of personality traits and behavioral characteristics. You all are cackling so much because this man “seems” gay. You know who else does that? Yeah, bigots and homophobes.

    The whole series of posts that Andy has published with tongue-in-cheek insinuations that Marcus Bachmann is gay or gay-ish is childish and asinine. There are plenty of things to criticize the Bachmanns for without being petty and hypocritical. Frankly, I expect more from this blog, but it looks like someone has been spending too much with the immature weekend blogger, Andrew Belonsky.

    Yeah yeah, it’s not my blog and if I don’t like it I can go elsewhere. OK.

  27. Kenton says

    Reminds me of that line from Paul Rudnick’s In& Out. “I’m wearing a wedding dress that you picked out!”.

  28. Conversion therapy anyone? says

    It is hard to type when I’m laughing so hard — but this is situation comedy funny! He’s so gay that…… Yes, it’s a joke when someone so supposedly straight he can make other people straight is in reality so gay he can shop for women’s clothes.

    Michele B, does she or doesn’t she know, only her hairdresser knows for sure!

  29. jaragon says

    How sweet- can’t wait to see what he will do with the White House- let’s face it a flaming closet case is the ideal candidate for First Husband.


    Just because he’s flaming it doesn’t mean he’s gay. I’ve met straight guys who would set off anyone’s gaydar. Now, if there was some sort of gay sex scandal, which wouldn’t surprise me (simply because he is a republican who is adamantly anti-gay, not because of his effeminacy) then there would be grounds to accuse him of hypocracy, as I assume this article is attempting.
    However, It seems the only hypocrite here is Andy Towle himself, if he is insinuating what I think he is, in addition to the majority of the commentators (but thankfully not everyone) on this site.

  31. Lez says

    What the hell is a “yoke collar” – obviously I need to update my gay membership card: I’ll ask the hubby when I get home and see if he knows.

  32. Conversion therapy anyone? says

    Maybe he should open a weight loss clinic. The “lose the gay” thing does not seem to have worked.

    “Yes, I may be fifty pounds overweight, but I can help YOU to lose fifty pounds.” Pray the fat away? Good tag line for his clinic ads.

  33. verap1 says

    As a straight, married woman, I would like to attest that most straight, married men would be willing to buy their wive’s wardrobes–as long as they could choose from a selection of halter tops and leather miniskirts. That’s why we don’t let them.

    Tasteful hourglass dress with a winter white collar? Not a straight guy purchase.

  34. Tyron says

    While Michelle is out campaigning for the Presidency hubby Marcus appears to be auditioning for the center square on the “New Hollywood Squares”.

  35. Tyron says

    @JOLLYSOCKS – while in the ideal world most of us might love to see someone come forward BUT seriously, who would admit to any type of dalliance with Marcus Bachmann? Even the most publicity crazed whore should find it difficult to acknowledge.

  36. kate says

    I agree, I have no problem with the jibing at Miss Marcus; in fact the use of stereotypes only consists of turning the tables on him and making him eat a taste of his own vile concoction of stereotypes and hatred toward homosexuality.

    Afterall, he’s the one who sucks money from people preying on their confusion about their sexual orientation and/or their personal insecurities — and reinforces these people’s own self hatred and a general hatred of all things “gay”.

    So yeah, I say go at it and as for smoking guns — I’m sure the rest will come — if we all just relax :)

  37. says

    Pointing and laughing at probable closet cases–particularly the self righteously anti-gay ones–is not a new sport. It wasn’t invented with Marcus Bachmann. I don’t understand the “clutch the pearls” (heh) types who are all squeamish about it.

    Clueless right-wing types are saying “I don’t understand, I thought being gay was okay for the left.” Overlooking the hypocrisy, the lying, the “pray away the gay” Medicare-supported Christian clinic, and the schadenfreude. It’s more puzzling when gay people don’t get it.

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