Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann's
'ex-gay' views are the gift that keeps on giving, says comedian Kathy
Bachmann has refused to discuss
allegations that the Christian counseling centers run by her husband,
Marcus Bachmann, attempt to “pray away the gay.” But she's been
quick to sign pledges promising to work against marriage equality.
Appearing on CNN's Piers Morgan
Tonight, the 50-year-old Griffin told host Piers Morgan that
politicians are good for a joke.
When Morgan told Griffin that she was a
smart businesswoman and that he wanted to hear her thoughts on the
economy, Griffin replied: “I'm like a straight Suze Orman.”
“I actually do a lot of political
humor. I do more now probably than I ever have. Because, you know,
these politicians they have quotes, they're the gift that keeps on
giving. Sometimes I'll just go up on stage and just read the quotes
and then see what material comes to me.”
“Are the tea party characters a
particular gift?” Morgan asked.
“Are you praying the gay away?”
Griffin asked in return.
“Because, you know what, I'm obsessed
with Marcus Bachmann's clinic, you know his reparative therapy clinic
where he tries to de-gay people. For me that was called high school
and it doesn't work. I tried to get those boys in musicals to, you
know, put it in my no-no place ...” (The video is embedded in the
right panel of this page.)