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Moment of Derp

Does Michele Bachmann really expect us to believe this?

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann appeared on The Tonight Show Friday evening, trying to explain her husband’s “pray the gay” comments and therapy on same sex marriage.

Host Jay Leno was perplexed by that phrase, seeking to find any understanding on it. “Well that whole ‘pray the gay away, I don’t get that,’ Leno said.

Bachmann offered a peculiar reply. “Well see, when I heard that, I really thought it was like a mid-life crisis line,” she said. “‘Pray away the gray,’ that’s what I thought it was.”

Prey the grey away? A mid-life crisis center?

Either Michele Bachmann made a very tasteless and insensitive joke, or she's a complete idiot. Well, she is a complete idiot, but I'm not sure if this is a joke and if she's actually making light humor out of praying away homosexuality.

Praying it away using Medicaid funds, I might add. Big, socialist, federal government taxpayer money.

I think her candidacy is done.

  • muselet

    (Sorry, sorry. When the topic is Michele Bachmann, it’s just too easy to go for cheap jokes. So sorry.)

    –alopecia (who’s very, very sorry)

  • muselet

    Holy cats! When Jay Leno, of all people, doesn’t laugh at—hell, doesn’t react at all to—a lame joke (watch her body language when she says it: the smile, the slightly *ahem* cocked head, pointing to her hair, she was really trying to sell the joke), you know you’ve really dropped a clanger. And, typically, Michele Bachmann was utterly oblivious.

    And when Jay Leno, of all people, is asking more *ahem* penetrating questions than our wonderful news media, you know we’re all screwed.


  • Ferris J. Anderson Jr

    It’s sad indeed that this woman thinks she can make the most obscene statements about large segments of the American populace while safe in “Real America” land, but when she actually has to face a mixed public she chooses to laugh it away as though that’s an answer we will accept. The whole bunch of the right wing loons need to be sent packing.

  • D_C_Wilson

    Her candidacy was done the second Perry entered the race. They’re both going after the Bible-thumping idiot vote, except he has a penis, so they’ll pick him over her every time.

    • JMAshby


    • jmundstuk

      That ’bout covers it. Plus, she really does seem like a lunatic.