Stephanopoulos: Finally one—one final question. I think one of the most impressive things that people find in your background is the fact that you and your husband have helped raise 23 foster children and I know you want to shield them but are they prepared and are you prepared for the loss of privacy that comes with the president campaign? And is that something you are concerned about for them?
Bachmann: Well when we were making this momentous decision we sat down for a long time as a family and contemplated what this was meaning and yes, we are ready. We have five wonderful biological children. Our last one is off to college our oldest one is a doctor. And then we had great – a great 23 foster children in our home as well. And as you can imagine and appreciate we’ve tried to keep a good handle on their privacy and we will do that, we will respect their privacy. We are thankful that we had them but we also want to observe their privacy and that of their families.
George Stephanopolous was deep in the Clinton administration, which pleaded with everyone to “leave Chelsea alone.” And everyone has mostly complied with that, for all these years. Michele Bachmann and her family’s 23 foster children, though, will not be afforded the same courtesy, not by George or anyone else in the MSM.
Has this asshat paid any attention to the past ten years? Even just looking at the Palin candidacy, it ought to be obvious that the bad behavior of children will foment stories. That Obama's kids haven't fucked a hockey player and gotten knocked up is testament to the parenting skills of President and Mrs. Obama, not the MSM who jumped all over the Al Gore kids like white on rice. Stephanopolous asked a legitimate question of a candidate who has trotted out her (admittedly remarkable) family history like a badge of courage and wondered how she figures to balance the two.
Poorly, it seems.