Today, we have a video daily double.Â Play along at home and see if you can win the prize.
In early October of this year, Rep. Michelle Bachmann said
The news media should do a penetrating exposÃ© and take a look.Â I wish they would.Â I wish the American media would take a great look at the views of the people in Congress and find out are they pro-America or are they anti-America?Â I think people would love to see an exposÃ© like that. (view video clip starting at about 1 minute and 50 seconds)
To me, this leaves no doubt that she believes some Congress-critters are anti-American, and that with investigation Americans could find out who these critters are.
Cue up an interview last week on Hannity and Colmes in which she was asked about this, and she claims she never said it – it is an urban legend.Â Responding to a quote read by Alan Colmes taken word-for-word from the above-viewable video, she says
Actually, that’s not what I said at all.Â Actually that’s not what I said.Â It’s an urban legend that was created.Â That isn’t what I said at all. (about 15 seconds in)
I didn’t say the media needs to investigate Congress-critters and find the anti-Americans!
Whatever.Â I get that we all sometimes say things we don’t mean, have a slip of the tongue/brain and say something wrong, or say things we shouldn’t have (e.g., Obama’s 57 states or McCain’s my fellow prisoners).Â But let’s at least ask that she own up to what she said and at least apologize or stand behind her suggestion that President-elect Obama and some Congress-critters are anti-American.Â The first two times I ever listened to Rush Limbaugh, he did the exact same thing and wouldn’t stand behind the comments he made when his listeners called him out on them just 2-3 minutes later.Â I realized then that he doesn’t really believe what he says, and now I know the same about Rep. Bachmann.
[tags]Bachmann, Lies, Urban Legend, Colmes, That’s not what I said[/tags]