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Bachmann's Iowa Campaign Chair Says Gay Marriage Will Lead to Women Marrying the Eiffel Tower: VIDEO


Michele Bachmann's newly appointed Iowa co-chair Tamara Scott, who is also a director for the Concerned Women of America, stood with Bob Vander Plaats last summer and warned that same-sex marriage would lead to people marrying objects, like the Eiffel Tower, Right Wing Watch reports.


In August of last year, Scott also claimed that outlawing same-sex marriage would save the economy:

"This is not simply a party issue. It's a Biblical issue. Now I expect somebody like SNL will come along and make fun. We'll see the Church Lady revived. That's okay. I'd rather have man mad at me than be a stench in the nostrils of the God almighty."

Vander Plaats, of course, heads up The Family Leader, Iowa's leading anti-gay group, which held a 'Family Forum' over the weekend for the Republican candidates.

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  1. The Eiffel Tower?! And people have the nerve to call ME a size queen!

    Posted by: Esteban | Nov 21, 2011 5:55:57 PM

  2. I'll get the folks who make the canvas tents for Cirque du Soleil to start working on the condoms right now.

    Posted by: Zlick | Nov 21, 2011 5:58:59 PM

  3. I'm convinced that this can only help us. These pundits will eventually say the most ridiculously asinine things that even those who once supported them will realize that they're only grasping at straws now.

    Seriously, who would want to marry the Eiffel Tower anyway? Do you know how many people have already been up in that?? Personally, I'd prefer a whard

    Posted by: Jesus | Nov 21, 2011 5:59:28 PM

  4. because the eiffel tower gave full consent to do this...i know, i was watching

    Posted by: andy | Nov 21, 2011 6:00:38 PM

  5. Wharf*

    Posted by: Jesus | Nov 21, 2011 6:00:49 PM

  6. The US is not governed by the bible. So she really makes a great point here. Moron.

    Posted by: Paul R | Nov 21, 2011 6:05:57 PM

  7. Polly Amorey?? Really? Someone buy the poor thing a pronunciation guide, pronto!

    Posted by: Taylor | Nov 21, 2011 6:15:45 PM

  8. I'm simply astonished at the news that the eiffel tower is a sentient being capable of signing a marriage license.

    what's that? it can't? then what is this lady talking about?

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Nov 21, 2011 6:18:26 PM

  9. Well, I can follow her logic, as her husband appears to have married a real tool.

    Posted by: Patrick | Nov 21, 2011 6:18:47 PM

  10. She's probably just got a fixation about large French erections !

    Posted by: Den | Nov 21, 2011 6:23:23 PM

  11. She's talking about a condition where people fall in love with and interact sexually with inanimate objects. Cars, buildings, the Eiffel Tower. Whatever marriage is involved in the poor human's head.

    Posted by: Peter | Nov 21, 2011 6:24:19 PM

  12. new study


    Fox news actually makes you dumber than not paying atention to any enws at all


    there had been studies before showing that people who used non fox news sources ended up knowing more about what was going on than fox news watchers but this news study actually shows fox news watching will actually make you dumber than the total ignoramus people who don't pay attention to any news ever


    Posted by: say what | Nov 21, 2011 6:26:41 PM

  13. This what happens every time we eliminate sex discrimination in any law. We let women drive and now we have to let Eiffel Towers drive. We let women vote and now we have to let Eiffel Towers vote. We disregard male or female status in management hiring decisions and we can no longer discriminate when a table or chair applies for a job in our company.
    Well, I say as long as the Eiffel Tower understands all the responsibilities involved in a marriage and she still agrees to sign the contract, let her do it.

    Posted by: GregV | Nov 21, 2011 6:26:44 PM

  14. This is not a very Christian thing to say but when Bob Vander Plaats dies it will be a very happy day.

    Posted by: IABear | Nov 21, 2011 6:27:24 PM

  15. Well, the Eiffel Tower IS uncut - Praise Jeebus!

    Is that Bob Van Der Toupee standing next to her in that video (which I DID NOT watch!)

    >Sigh!< Just another silly (stoopid?) repuliCUNT!

    Posted by: MikeInSanJose | Nov 21, 2011 6:28:55 PM

  16. she's right, you know: look how many women in New Hampshire and Massachusetts have married the Eiffel Tower!

    Posted by: Danny | Nov 21, 2011 6:31:37 PM

  17. Ack! These people do NOT represent IOWA.

    Posted by: Douglas | Nov 21, 2011 6:41:08 PM

  18. I saw this woman in a "debate" on IPTV (our local PBS station) and all of her anti-Gay marriage answers revolved around The Bible, as did Bob Vander Plaats! Oh, and she was just sooooo smug the whole damned time, too! NOTHING phased her.

    Posted by: Wade@MacMorrighan.Net | Nov 21, 2011 6:42:50 PM

  19. Why does "civil marriage"--which has nothing to do with "religious marriage"--have to have perfect bounderies and neet little strictly legal "definitions" for them that the citizens of the US can't cross, anyway? Why are they afraid of civil liberties?

    Posted by: Wade@MacMorrighan.Net | Nov 21, 2011 6:47:50 PM

  20. This was on Tyra! not kidding, a woman said she was objectum-sexual and that she had a marriage ceremony with the eiffel tower! also the berlin wall, which she carried a piece of around with her.

    Posted by: Alex | Nov 21, 2011 6:48:23 PM

  21. Wow - she's just going right below the belt, isn't she? I mean...what's the scariest thing in the world for a heterosexual man? To size up the competition and find himself, uhm, lacking as a man.

    Who the hell can compete with the size of the Eifel Tower? Poor straight men! I mean, sure...only the most advanced women would go after the Eifel Tower...not every woman can go that large. But you know, there's the Space Needle, the Statue of Liberty, Coit Tower in San Francisco...all these things are still big enough to scare straight men.

    Gosh, if men can marry men, then why not multiple marriages? Like 2 women and a suspension bridge?

    We are DOOMED!

    Posted by: Jay | Nov 21, 2011 7:05:54 PM

  22. These people really are beyond ridiculous.

    Posted by: Davelandia | Nov 21, 2011 7:19:26 PM

  23. I think the Eiffel Tower is already spoken for - I'm fairly sure I saw a documentary once about a woman who actually did marry it... Ah yes, here we go:
    here's an article: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/2074301/Woman-with-objects-fetish-marries-Eiffel-Tower.html
    and a clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POTA5aZxbQA (might be of interest that she refers to the Tower as a "she" in the clip - so it's also apparently a same-sex relationship - shock horror!)
    Strange old world, hey.

    Posted by: flechesbleues | Nov 21, 2011 7:31:38 PM

  24. But I say this: If Michele Bachmann is elected President, dogs will poop on the White House Lawn. Now, which is more likely to happen?

    Posted by: Ed | Nov 21, 2011 7:43:29 PM

  25. The caliber of the Bachmann staff is astounding, I wonder where Mrs B finds these oh so smart people?

    Posted by: lk | Nov 21, 2011 8:02:33 PM

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