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Michele Bachmann Won't Address 'Frivolous' Gay Issues

NewsweekBachmann Michele Bachmann has made a habit of avoiding inquiries about marriage equality and her husband's homophobic professional work.

The Republican presidential candidate dismissed one Iowa news station's questions about her husband's ex-gay clinics, later stonewalled a reporter from that same channel and then dodged related questions at the National Press Club.

Now it appears Bachmann has done the same thing to New Hampshire's Concord Monitor, via Politico.

Bachmann cut off an interview last week as she was being asked a question about gay marriage and emphasized that she is focused on rebuilding the economy and repealing federal health care reform.

"I'm not involved in light, frivolous matters," she said. "I'm not involved in fringe or side issues. I'm involved in serious issues."

Alexander Burns seems to think that Bachmann is trying to move away from divisive social issues -- part of the elusive culture war "truce" -- but it seems just as likely she's trying to avoid a Pandora's box of a negative news story about her discriminatory politics.

Speaking of Bachmann, she's all over the cover of Newsweek's latest issue.

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  1. From Belleview, straight to Newsweek!

    Posted by: Randy | Aug 8, 2011 4:59:51 PM

  2. Trust, we will see this lady go down in flames in the most dramatic and eye-popping way possible. Classic crash and burn. Trust!

    Posted by: Perry | Aug 8, 2011 6:47:06 PM

  3. The cover is beyond sexist! Male candidates are not pictured in such a manner. Shame on Newsweek!!! And I think she is a total loon and hope like hell that she NEVER becomes president but this cover is simply wrong!

    Posted by: RB | Aug 8, 2011 6:59:06 PM

  4. Lesbian.

    Posted by: Ryan | Aug 8, 2011 8:16:56 PM

  5. I'd like to know if these bigots think that inequality in the tax laws, or the use of the word "Marriage", is their problem?

    Personally I don't care what they call our unions, what I do care about is my bank account: Example, my partner died and since I'm the Successor Trustee of the his estate, I paid over 200,000 to settle his tax debt. Now, solely because we were a Gay couple, I'm now expected to pay a complete other set of taxes on money that has already been taxed. Women don't have to do that and that is what really upsets me.

    feel about God anyway you want, just keep your faith out of my bank account.

    Posted by: Steve | Dec 19, 2011 10:54:53 PM

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