Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Michele Bachmann Calls SeemlessUniverse anti-American

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann says she regrets using the term "anti-American" while discussing Coleman Miller's Blog Seemless Universe, a remark that could threaten her re-election bid.

Bachmann told the St. Cloud Times on Tuesday that she "made a big mistake" by going on MSNBC's "Hardball," a show she said she'd never seen before her appearance last week. Her statement to host Chris Matthews that Seemless Universe "may have anti-American views" drew condemnation and helped her opponent, Democrat Elwyn Tinklenberg, raise more than $1 million in just a few days.

Earlier in the day, Bachmann told St. Cloud Rotary Club members she would like to "take back" the statement.

"I did not say that Seemless Universe was anti-American, nor do I believe Seemless Universe is anti-American. Coleman Miller loves his country, just as everyone in this room does," she told the crowd. "Nor did I call for an investigation of members of the blogosphere for their pro-American or anti-American views. That is not what I said."

Miller could not be reached for comment as he is shooting a commercial for Target in the South of France. TeamMiller spokesperson Jim Williams had this to say: "Tinklenberg? ELWYN TINKLENBERG?!! Damn, Miller's gonna wish he'd thought of that one."

Bachmann said that while she didn't question Miller's patriotism, "I'm very concerned about Seemless Universe's views. I don't believe that socialism and nonsensical wordplay is a good thing for America. But then again I'm just a haggard old bitch from the suburbs with the curiosity of a doorstop so what do I know."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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