Part of the Michelle Bachmann brand is her foster parent stories that seem to be part of every appearance. Now, being a foster parent is a good thing-the need is great. Being a good one is even better. No matter what your view is of the person, this trait is very commendable. However, a good thing is not made better by exaggeration. The Huffington Post looked into the past for the real story and came up with the following which is posted here for a record as the 2012 campaign goes on:
Michele Bachmann’s History As A Foster Parent Remains Murky
By The Huffington Post, July 1, 2011
WASHINGTON–Rep. Michele Bachmann mentions her stint as a foster mother at every opportunity, whether she’s introducing herself at the recent debate in New Hampshire or speaking at the 2008 Republican National Convention. It’s always been a bedrock part of the Bachmann brand.
In the last three months, at least 100 news stories have mentioned Bachmann’s claim that she raised 23 foster children. But the GOP presidential hopeful has provided few details… <Read article>