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Marcus Bachmann Shoves CNN Anchor Don Lemon

After giving a speech (and being heckled) at the Iowa State Fair, Michele and Marcus Bachmann and their security shoved the press, notably, CNN anchor Don Lemon as he was trying to interview the candidate, CNN reports:

Donlemon After talking for about three minutes, Bachmann waded into the crowd filled with adoring supporters. Moments later, as she tried to exit the area back to a waiting drive cart, Bachmann found herself in the middle of a mob of people: among them many supporters and members of the press including this reporter and CNN anchor Don Lemon.

Lemon says he was shoved by two Bachmann staffers, and by Marcus:

“She came out, after speaking for just a couple minutes,” Lemon said. “There were other reporters and cameras there. And I asked her very respectful questions: ‘How do you think you did in the debate last night?’ and ‘How do you think you’re going to end up in the Ames Straw Poll?’ And her two campaign aides started elbowing me.”

Lemon continued: “I told them, asked them not to elbow me. And then her husband Marcus started doing the same thing. And then he elbowed me into the cart.

And I said, ‘You just pushed me into the cart.’ And he goes, ‘No, you did it yourself.’
“It was just, I don’t know, why they would choose to do that. We weren’t asking any ‘gotcha’ questions,” Lemon added.


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  1. Michele said Marcus was a Godly man last night

    common thugs

    Posted by: neverstops | Aug 12, 2011 9:09:55 PM

  2. He was just copping a feel Don. Somebody likes you.

    Posted by: Timzilla | Aug 12, 2011 9:10:04 PM

  3. Watch who you're shoving LadyBird....Don has more class than you or your crazy eyed hen.

    Posted by: Geoff M | Aug 12, 2011 9:18:05 PM

  4. I hope Lemon presses charges. That's assault and battery.

    Posted by: Kevin | Aug 12, 2011 9:18:11 PM

  5. I hope someone got this on video! This deserves some serious web-play!

    Posted by: justinw | Aug 12, 2011 9:20:33 PM

  6. Looking at the picture with the CNN article, it looks like she is holding a special gift for Marcus!


    Posted by: PDX Guy | Aug 12, 2011 9:20:35 PM

  7. Any question for M & M Bachmann is a gotcha question.

    Posted by: John Mc | Aug 12, 2011 9:27:58 PM

  8. is anyone surprised by this?



    Posted by: say what | Aug 12, 2011 9:32:59 PM

  9. michelle and marcus had a rough day a 17 year old asked her a tough question. of course they were upset. where was someone from fox news to the softballs that were predetermined? she and palin both need time to prep their answer so they don't look like more of jackasses than they are/

    Posted by: walter | Aug 12, 2011 9:40:51 PM

  10. "Common thugs" is being polite, Neverstops.

    The Bachmanns are little more than bigoted bullies with delusions of grandeur. As recently as the 1990's, a person as loony and dangerous as Bachmann would have been relegated to the "fringe candidate" category and dismissed by Democrats and Republicans, alike. It scares me that people actually seem willing to let the lunatics run the asylum. The lesson here is: Vote to keep Bachmann and her ilk out of office. Vote like your lives depend on it. Because they do.

    Posted by: Brian | Aug 12, 2011 9:45:07 PM

  11. Gay on gay hate crime?

    Posted by: Josh | Aug 12, 2011 9:45:51 PM

  12. Hey Don, next time Pop 'n Fresh shoves you, shove his fat ass back. You need a little less respect and a little more Geraldo.

    Posted by: Bart | Aug 12, 2011 10:33:36 PM

  13. Notice to all political reporters covering Bachmann campaign: You are hereby authorized to defend yourselves, with force if necessary, against physical assault by Bachmann's campaign staff, her so-called security staff, and her man-groping husband. Punch the hell out of 'em next time.

    Posted by: Rarl Kove | Aug 12, 2011 10:37:07 PM

  14. Why how very presidential. Yeah good luck lady!

    Posted by: Chris | Aug 12, 2011 10:47:54 PM

  15. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLCuEd2Wwwk

    Posted by: Dave Evans | Aug 12, 2011 10:48:12 PM

  16. "more Geraldo". That's a scream.

    Posted by: Vladd | Aug 12, 2011 10:50:09 PM

  17. I just knew Marcus was a pushy bottom!

    Posted by: Magpie | Aug 12, 2011 11:06:32 PM

  18. Marcus is getting a 'little testy' (tee-hee) which could be a side effect of taking androgenic steroids to try and butch-up his act. So it's either 'roid rage, or hemorrhoid rage because Michelle doesn't use enough lube when she tops him.

    Posted by: Anastasia Beaverhausen | Aug 12, 2011 11:09:29 PM

  19. Here's the actual newstory from CNN:


    As Lemon says, it was an embarrassment on THEIR part.

    Posted by: FunMe | Aug 12, 2011 11:17:55 PM

  20. If you're going to get pushed around and roughed up anyway you may as well ask a "gotcha question" or two!!!

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Aug 12, 2011 11:24:00 PM

  21. Nothing in the video supports Dom Lemon. Actually it looks like Michele Bachmann was the one being pushed.

    Posted by: Derek Wain | Aug 12, 2011 11:27:31 PM

  22. I don't think Jesus would approve of the Bachmann's methods of phsycial contact. I also know any woman who runs at the president of the United States and bestows a near tongue kiss on a married man, bestowed by a married woman, is a woman of questionable virtues. The Bachmann's need to learn "personal space" goes both ways. Stay out of my bedroom you Bush kissin trollop.

    Posted by: Kevin O | Aug 12, 2011 11:36:31 PM

  23. Don't F with Don Lemon!!!!

    Posted by: Angela Channing | Aug 13, 2011 12:15:20 AM

  24. Why didn't Marcus just hit him with his purse?

    Posted by: J. Leo | Aug 13, 2011 12:17:16 AM

  25. Don, you could whoop Marcus with one hand tied behind your back! Slap that bastard silly!

    Posted by: Joan | Aug 13, 2011 12:21:01 AM

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