Kathy Griffin Calls Michele Bachmann a “Bigot”

By: Jase Peeples
8.16.2011

Comedian and gay icon Kathy Griffin isn’t known for sugarcoating the truth. In fact, that’s why we love her! From celebrities to politicians, no one in the public eye is safe from her satire, and she certainly doesn’t tolerate anyone with an anti-gay agenda. So it’s no surprise gay-hating Michele Bachmann has been caught in Kathy’s comic crosshairs.

On Monday night, during her appearance on Conan, Kathy took the opportunityto recount a time when she met Bachmann face to face while in Washington conducting research for her rally to repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’

When one of Bachmann’s staff members suddenly whipped out a video camera to record the ladies’ meeting for the Congresswoman’s web site, Griffin seized her moment and moved in for the comedic kill.

Without skipping a beat she asked Bachman point blank, “I’m holding a rally in Freedom Plaza to help repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ can I count on your support?” When Bachmann predictably declined, the comedian decided to really put the screws to the ultraconservative by following up with the question, “Congresswoman Bachmann, were you born a bigot or did you, like, grow into it?”

Bachmann stammered, “That’s a good question. I’m gonna have to get back to ya.”

Well, at least Bachmann is an honest bigot—and people say politicians can’t be trusted.

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