[Image stolen from watertiger.]
Minneapolis/St. Paul’s City Pages has the definitive Bachmann piece, which includes the following relevant tid-bit:
August 30, 2006 The congressional candidate [Michelle Bachmann] weighs in on the visit from President Bush with Jason Lewis on KTLK-FM (100.3). First she notes that Dubya is an “awesome date,” before adding, “He’s so buff. He’s like you, Jason, he has 1 percent body fat.”
Bachmann is a bit of a freak, particularly in regards to Teh Gay.
April 7, 2005 Bachmann is caught on film crouching behind the bushes during a pro-gay rights rally at the Capitol. The implication is that she’s spying on people who march in favor of same-sex marriage. After much publicity on the internet, Bachmann tells the Strib: “I had high heels on and I just couldn’t stand anymore. I was not in the bushes.”
April 9, 2005 Two days later, at a public forum on the gay marriage ban, Bachmann leaves early after an incident in a bathroom at the Scandia City Hall. She files a police report claiming she was held against her will by two members of a “gay and lesbian activist group.” “I don’t think there’s a crime for us to investigate,” Sheriff Jim Frank tells the Star Tribune at the time, even though the police report suggests that Bachmann was briefly blocked from leaving the restroom.
An account of the episode posted on an anti-Bachmann website reports that people outside heard her “piercing screams” of “Help!!!!” and that when she emerged “in a crouching run” she cried, “I was being held against my will!” The Washington County Sheriff’s Department investigates Bachmann’s complaint and forwards the results to the county attorney’s office. The case is dropped.