Jay Leno vs. Michele Bachmann

Michele Bachmann appeared on the Jay Leno show on Friday, and was probably a little surprised to be challenged by the host rather than getting the usual “softball” questions from him. She certainly didn’t appear prepared for Jay’s probing questions!

Jay grilled Mrs. Bachmann pretty closely on her stance against vaccinations for young girls that are meant to combat HPV and cervical cancer. Bachmann stated her concerns thusly: “But it gives a false sense of assurance to a young woman when she has that, that if she’s sexually active that she doesn’t have to worry about sexually transmitted diseases.”

I mean… that’s ridiculous. So we shouldn’t give people protection against cancer because you’re worried that some folks might misunderstand the level of protection it provides, and go whore themselves out as a result?

Naturally, one area of particular interest to me was their debate about gay marriage. You have to see the video to appreciate Jay’s handling of Bachmann on this issue:

Bachmann’s answer to why straight couples should care about gay marriage is priceless: “Well, because, the family is foundational, and marriage between a man and a woman has been what the law has been for years…”

It may as well have read: “Pandering rehearsed talking points talking points talking points raise donations from bigots talking points pandering.” I guess we should be grateful there wasn’t a mention of 9/11 or terrorists in there somewhere.

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