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Bachmann doesn't accept apology for 'flake' question
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Posted on 06/27/2011 6:19:19 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Bachmann doesn't accept apology for 'flake' question By Michael O'Brien - 06/27/11 08:10 AM ET

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said she wasn't accepting the apology of Fox anchor Chris Wallace, who asked her Sunday if she was a "flake."

Bachmann rejected an apology from Wallace, who challenged whether the Tea Party-aligned congresswoman was serious in her bid for the Republican presidential nomination.

"I think that it's insulting to insinuate that a candidate for president is less than serious," Bachmann said in an interview on ABC when asked about Wallace's apology, which he posted online.

"Those are the small issues," Bachmann said when specifically pressed about whether she accepted the apology. "I'm focused on the big one."

A weekend poll of likely Republican caucusgoers in Iowa showed that she was in contention for the nomination in Iowa, and her performance at a New Hampshire debate earlier this month has political observers buzzing with speculation that the three-term congresswoman might just make a credible run for the nomination.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bachmann; flake; petty; poutrage; rollinsbachmann; rollinspuppet
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1 posted on 06/27/2011 6:19:21 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Good for her. Wallace is a jerk, an I don’t plan to ever watch his show again!


2 posted on 06/27/2011 6:20:47 AM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: Sub-Driver

Not smart to make this an issue, just accept the apology and move on.


3 posted on 06/27/2011 6:21:44 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: jpsb

Why does anyone need to “accept” an apology? If someone was wrong they should apologize and then shut up.


4 posted on 06/27/2011 6:24:53 AM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Sub-Driver

IF ONLY Ms. Bachmann had LOUDLY publicly apologized
to Gov. Palin. IF ONLY, she would ROCK today.

BUT NO.

Ms. Bachmann-Romney was Rollinized.

Hypocrite Bachmann gave NO public apology to Gov. Palin
so it seems karma has run over her RINO dogma.


5 posted on 06/27/2011 6:25:42 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m REALLY starting to like this lady.


6 posted on 06/27/2011 6:25:56 AM PDT by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
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To: KansasGirl

Ted Baxter will probably have him on his show this week so they can kick her around a bit more...Wallace will saw something to the effect he did not mean to use the word flake and BOR will say, oh, did you mean to say something like insincere...well that is it...our word for the day.


7 posted on 06/27/2011 6:26:09 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Sub-Driver

Great set up by Bachmann!

Guess Wallace won’t be asking PALIN if she’s a ‘flake’ when she announces!


8 posted on 06/27/2011 6:26:23 AM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: Sub-Driver

Why do ‘Journalists’ feel that it is okay to put down republican candidates, but consider it racist to say anything bad about a Democratic candidate?

This $hit has got to stop.


9 posted on 06/27/2011 6:26:28 AM PDT by Dacula (Just say no to Vidalia onions)
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To: KansasGirl

I agree. He should know better!!


10 posted on 06/27/2011 6:27:29 AM PDT by T.O.K.
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To: Sub-Driver
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said she wasn't accepting the apology of Fox anchor Chris Wallace...

I never heard her say that.

11 posted on 06/27/2011 6:30:19 AM PDT by AnglePark
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To: Sub-Driver
Chris proved himself to be a flake.
12 posted on 06/27/2011 6:31:13 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Sarah Palin really was unelectable, state-run media would be begging the GOP to nominate her.)
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To: T.O.K.
I think she did the right thing..the media will Palinize her...they have already started...Sarah is free of the MSN now...they have tried everything and she is still standing..Sarah will start to benefit as they keep piling on...
13 posted on 06/27/2011 6:32:28 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Diogenesis

BDS dude BDS


14 posted on 06/27/2011 6:32:28 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Sub-Driver

He thought long and hard about that word and decided it was worth the gotcha clip. He likely planned and apology figuring it was worth the high fives around the Country Club cooler.

Pray for America


15 posted on 06/27/2011 6:33:27 AM PDT by bray (Would the Country Club vote for Palin or Obama?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Does anyone watch 'news entertainment' anymore? FoxNews is quickly becoming CNN-lite. FoxNews' agenda is out of alignment with conservative Americans. Why are they intent on shooting down true conservatives? Their fool talking-heads will play the McLame game again this election cycle.

Wallace Asks - Are You a Flake


16 posted on 06/27/2011 6:33:47 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Sub-Driver

Give me the quote where Wallace told her he was sorry.


17 posted on 06/27/2011 6:36:21 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Sub-Driver
"I think that it's insulting to insinuate that a candidate for president is less than serious," Bachmann said in an interview on ABC when asked about Wallace's apology, which he posted online.

It was brazen and very insulting for Wallace to call Bachmann a flake. It is standard procedure for the increasingly crude and shallow, low class, and juvenile media in this country to be crass and insulting and then offer a written apology. It is predictable, tedious, and repetitious of the media these days. Such behavior is consistent with a dumbed down country, IMO.

Why should she accept a shallow, meaningless, and predictable apology?

18 posted on 06/27/2011 6:36:48 AM PDT by olezip
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To: jpsb

Someone got a link to the actual comments that Michele Bachmann made? Methinks she said (paraphrased) that “it’s not a matter of accepting or rejecting an ‘apology’ for a breach of etiquette. It’s a matter of taking the larger issues I am voicing seriously.” I.e. a warning that she is not going to just sit there and let more guff go unanswered.


19 posted on 06/27/2011 6:37:02 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Sub-Driver

She doesn’t accept his apology, good for her for not playing nice like the GOP elite wants.

She apologizes for saying obama is unamerican; well, one awshit wipes out 10,000 attaboys and she managed to wipe out the one good for her with light speed.

Her advisors with the poll stats and their fealty oaths to the GOP elite stuffed up their arses need to be fired.


20 posted on 06/27/2011 6:37:33 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s a mistake to make it about being “insulted.” She ought to get right in their face about the way the media try to diminish and marginalize conservatives running for public office.


21 posted on 06/27/2011 6:38:01 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Sub-Driver

A big name MSM journalist coming from a big name MSM family and he apologizes? Wow, I’m impressed. Dan Rather is still mumbling in the corner about fake but accurate. Hell, Wallace probably did Bachmann a favor here.


22 posted on 06/27/2011 6:39:14 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: Sub-Driver

Did Wallace ask Obama if he was a flake for his “57 states?”

Or Biden for his “Stand up, Chuck?”

Not that I can recall. What a pathetic idiotic question to ask a viable candidate.


23 posted on 06/27/2011 6:41:21 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Diogenesis

Take a deep breath.


24 posted on 06/27/2011 6:41:31 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: rhombus

Remember Don Imus(who I never really cared for). He apologized till he was blue in the face and yet still was out on the street. Let’s see what happens to Wallrus


25 posted on 06/27/2011 6:43:10 AM PDT by shadeaud (" If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten." -- George Carlin)
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To: Diogenesis

Give it up.

1. It was Rollins, not Bachmann who said it.-

2. There was technically nothing untrue about what he said.


26 posted on 06/27/2011 6:45:23 AM PDT by RockinRight (Cain/Bachmann, Bachmann/Rubio, or, if you really want some fun, Cain/McCotter in 2012!)
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To: Sub-Driver
Good for her!

Merely one of the "charges" being made against B.O. is that he is a Marxist. Will Wallace ever ask B.O. whether or not he is a [fill-in-the-blank]?

27 posted on 06/27/2011 6:55:50 AM PDT by Matchett-PI ("I used to think Obama was an empty suit but now I think he has filled his pants." ~badgerlandjim)
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To: Sub-Driver

I dunno. Is it possible he meant no harm with that question? An easy response would have been, “No, and I appreciate that the Left labels all non-Statists with that moniker” or something.

Wallace ripped Stewart-Leibovitz a new one so badly old Jonny needed to get a colostomy bag after the interview. “Are you bringing back Amos and Andy?” Priceless.


28 posted on 06/27/2011 6:56:18 AM PDT by JusPasenThru (HEY UNION MEMBER: INVEST IN YOUR OWN DAMN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR A CHANGE!)
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To: RockinRight

Puhleze.

Ms. Bachmann HIRED Rollins and has SOLE responsibility.

The MORE weaseling,
the less likeable is Team Bachmann.

Anyone who dreams that Ms. Bachmann-DOES-not-have
responsiblity for someone-she-HIRES is a flake.


29 posted on 06/27/2011 6:59:18 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: shadeaud

Do you really think Wallace will be (or even should be) “out on the street”? Do we really need another opportunity to act like victims here? Yeah, got it... the MSM isn’t fair. Wah Wah Wah... and every time we fall for the distraction.


30 posted on 06/27/2011 7:01:41 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: Diogenesis

Are you a flake?


31 posted on 06/27/2011 7:01:50 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: panaxanax

She is kickin it ~ if you haven’t seen the 16 minute interview google it up ~ Bachmann was crushing it! Every question, every interruption.

I only caught the entire interview because of the buzz created last 20 seconds ~ Wallace’s stupid question.


32 posted on 06/27/2011 7:04:04 AM PDT by incredulous joe ("No road is too long with good company" Turkish Proverb)
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To: Diogenesis

Go away. You are a disease to this site.


33 posted on 06/27/2011 7:04:53 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who wonÂ’t leave.)
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To: Sub-Driver
"....she wasn't accepting the apology of....Chris Wallace, who asked her...if she was a "flake.""

I always thought Chris (unlike his father) was pretty-much non-partisan, until now.
This type of comment is beneath him - would he ask this of Romney, or even Gingrich for that matter?

34 posted on 06/27/2011 7:05:53 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: KansasGirl
Good for her. Wallace is a jerk, an I don’t plan to ever watch his show again!

I agree that he can be a real jerk and sometimes sleazy at times. I quit watching his circus on Sunday mornings because of all the middle of the roadkill talking heads he has as his round table of talking head pundits about 18 months ago. He and his merry band of RINO co-horts speak for the mushy middle and left left leaning libtards but certainly not serious minded conservatives.

And he didn't insult Ms Bachmann on his web page but rather in person and then he further insults by not going to her in person asking for forgiveness. Oh wait, he didn't ask for forgiveness did he?! He mouthed a mealy mouthed apology. About par for the course.

35 posted on 06/27/2011 7:06:14 AM PDT by Ron H. (The world may change but Gods word and commandments remain the same.)
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To: panaxanax

Here is the link to the whole interview.

http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/fox-news-sunday/transcript/rep-michele-bachmann-talks-earmarks-obamacare-and-gay-marriage-sen-kyl-debt-talks


36 posted on 06/27/2011 7:06:47 AM PDT by incredulous joe ("No road is too long with good company" Turkish Proverb)
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To: rhombus

Wallace did help Bachman by asking the question. Why? Because Bachman answered it perfectly. No one needs to ask Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Wasserman-Shultz, Wiener, etc. if they are flakes. That is a given fact, clear & simple!!!


37 posted on 06/27/2011 7:08:16 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: Sub-Driver

If you watch Wallace’s apology, you will note that the only real reason that he apologized was because a bunch of Fox Viewers set his email on fire.

Even he admitted that.

It was not a sincere apology.


38 posted on 06/27/2011 7:08:35 AM PDT by incredulous joe ("No road is too long with good company" Turkish Proverb)
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To: The Bronze Titan
Guess Wallace won’t be asking PALIN if she’s a ‘flake’ when she announces!

Wallace should look in the mirror if he is serious about finding out who the real flake is.

39 posted on 06/27/2011 7:08:45 AM PDT by Ron H. (The world may change but Gods word and commandments remain the same.)
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To: driftdiver
Who isn't?


40 posted on 06/27/2011 7:09:00 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: Diogenesis

Wow, it took 5 posts for a Palinista to bring up Palin on a thread that has nothing to do with her. You people are so tedious.
I don’t recall Chris asking the-totally-unprepared-to-be- president (and still is) candidate BHO if he was a flake...


41 posted on 06/27/2011 7:10:17 AM PDT by Matt Hatter
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To: BobP

I agree completely!


42 posted on 06/27/2011 7:10:56 AM PDT by Ron H. (The world may change but Gods word and commandments remain the same.)
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To: Matt Hatter

Thy name is irony.

Bachmann backstabbed Gov. Palin using Rollins
for plausible deniability. Did not work, did it?

On THIS THREAD Bachmann won’t even accept an apology
that SHE IS UNABLE TO GIVE HERSELF.
Bachmann is now a joke by her (and Rollins) own creation.


43 posted on 06/27/2011 7:14:01 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: Dacula
A proper response to that insulting question would have been another insulting question such as:

Are you a journalist?

44 posted on 06/27/2011 7:16:10 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
Wallace did help Bachman by asking the question. Why? Because Bachman answered it perfectly. No one needs to ask Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Wasserman-Shultz, Wiener, etc. if they are flakes. That is a given fact, clear & simple!!!

Well put. Thank you.

45 posted on 06/27/2011 7:16:21 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: Psalm 73
.... I always thought Chris (unlike his father) was pretty-much non-partisan, until now.

Like the age old truism it would seem that 'the acorn doesn't fall far from the tree'. That saying may not be too far from the truth more and more these days.

46 posted on 06/27/2011 7:19:07 AM PDT by Ron H. (The world may change but Gods word and commandments remain the same.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I don’t think the question was a bad thing, per se. Wallace showed himself to be an arrogant, elitist, jerk but Michele handled the question beautifully. She knocked it out of the park with her answer. Good for you Mrs. Bachmann!


47 posted on 06/27/2011 7:20:56 AM PDT by pgkdan (Time for a Cain Mutiny!)
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To: incredulous joe

Thanks, joe!


48 posted on 06/27/2011 7:25:03 AM PDT by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Actually this was a great question that could have been hit out of the ballpark by her. Instead, she’s chosen to go on the defensive as to why she hit a foul ball instead of a home run.


49 posted on 06/27/2011 7:25:37 AM PDT by joesbucks
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To: al_c

“Did Wallace ask Obama if he was a flake for his “57 states?”....’

exactly what I thought. has he asked any male potential candidates or politicians if they were flakes? Newt..for his foolish comments about Ryan; Trump for use of 4 letter words; Obama and Biden for the many flubs both have made. no radical feminist here, but, me thinks Chris showed his chauvinist leanings.....not wise...


50 posted on 06/27/2011 7:26:39 AM PDT by 4integrity
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