'OTR' Flashback: Rep. Michele Bachmann
Congresswoman reveals the core of her convictions in memoir
- Duration 6:57
- Date Jan 23, 2012
Congresswoman reveals the core of her convictions in memoir
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And Isiah didn't you OK we're not allowed to give a brand new book core conviction it's and I do wanna start with I think.
Probably my favorite parts and that was that you -- each hitter period of time this is here and I.
Up up up up.
I am I knowing could be as beautiful -- -- and I certainly wasn't I think that was it there tonight during the great -- actually actually my hair was so long it was past my career it was I I think ever want to hear any girl in school we hit it.
I had hippie looking hair.
And maps them lives eats -- out and now now now now didn't -- that -- but I did have shared care act you -- Democrat -- Republican I grew up in a Democrat Sam my grip here and -- -- Democrat family we had a Republican grandmother.
You're the Wall Street Journal every day and she read time magazine that she she -- blue collar she worked in a factory.
Which is extremely well Brad and our family was Democrat but we actually Lipton thought like Republicans that we voted Democrat and so when I was in college.
My husband -- -- Jimmy Carter's presidential candidate.
-- -- -- there's -- progress was for Jimmy Carter Walter Mondale.
And we were so proud that they won the election Jimmy Carter was born again Christian my husband were born again Christians.
He seemed like just a wonderful man we're so proud of Walter Mondale -- from Minnesota.
It's so we actually went to the inaugural ball and we danced at the inaugural ball and then afterwards -- saw the Carter presidency and we were so extremely disappointed.
My husband I became Ronald Reagan out.
Republicans and never looked back before he.
Was there another Republican support there was now now says it is not from Jimmy -- around that's right that's.
180 degrees difference over.
So you were born I want to -- that next door in Boston.
That's right well I lived here -- -- I was twelve years of age my dad was in manufacturing and then he got a job with Honeywell has Twin Cities.
And we moved up there -- probably about 1960.
I you about the year 2000.
-- -- it was going to a wedding.
And you decided to get here on the air at all right I don't get a -- about where we go where did you end up going to -- about the wedding right.
Now my husband went up to bring energy -- -- -- -- little girls up -- weddings of friends of ours and that morning was the Republican.
And I had decided out of sensitivity that I should really go to our Republican Convention I asked my husband.
Would you mind taking the girls going to the wedding unified go to the Republican Convention it never -- an office at that point that it I'm -- okay.
I'll address when you like.
I was a -- -- you would do this to me out I had taken a shower my hair was some -- I have appeared jeans on.
What my cousins and a sweatshirt with a -- -- -- -- make up I was announcement.
Math I did not -- I know that's I'm thinking and I I I just wanted to go and do my duty and I you know at that point I didn't.
Spent a lot of time on makeup and hair at all absurd thing I just want to do my duty it's happening at this convention I got to the convention and we have a lot of -- -- state senator in our districts and we were sitting there are people -- you know this guy.
Doesn't vote our way anymore he always votes with the Democrats who -- -- tax tax increases he's.
Voted for all -- liberal things and educations not pro life any more widely crown him king every four years he doesn't represented us.
So people -- -- -- some huge challenge and it's been there for over twenty years and we should challenge it.
And they started pointing fingers they said you know that I should challenge and I.
As it looked at me I would look like a qualifier -- out -- usually have signs in the committee in all the rest and and I decided well if it would get.
A debate going.
In a -- challenge him to may be both more in line with our way of thinking.
Maybe it would be a good idea as -- -- what went -- -- -- and they sit write your name on a sheet of Paper give it to the guy in front of the room like 300 people in the room.
And so I went out and I said here's my name and his eyes bugged out -- several what are you doing and I -- well.
I'm giving my name to run for senate and he -- -- sad state senate.
And he's I -- whatever activities Begin at five minutes it's OK so I went up on the stage and I give a five minute speech and I spoke about free.
Kept going to the book you know went home and your family Marcus still was -- leftist feminist pragmatic you're upstairs and you hit -- family come -- -- the wedding where you're supposed to be.
And have you had picked up the phone messages and what happened.
I was upstairs hiding out because I'm a little nervous about -- is coming home and out are just a moment has happened at bats that we in itself as cell -- And it that -- the -- answering machine is and Marcus hit the answering machine like ours does and one message came out with -- shout congratulations on your endorsements of it and again.
Another -- -- their congratulations on your endorsement another right.
It was April 1 April 1 2000 and we have a lot of crazy friends that we do something like this you know favorable job.
And so he thought it was hilarious and then after the fourth message.
And the people were leaving them he.
Is this is this true it's only called up the stairs -- -- where are you.
And I was hiding upstairs about.
And he said that he came upstairs is that is this something you have to tell me.
And out I had that can best of that in the -- looked down and and I insisted there -- -- that Bob.
I endorse candidates for state senate and so.
If we attacked about three days for us and -- -- saudis the loving man but he was -- and again I am IS markets have wafers made.
When I was nineteen.
And I I I worked my way through college and it was what -- my two or three jobs I help.
I was working at an elementary school and I was supervising.
Elementary kids and -- lunch room.
And the same -- that I got assigned to this elementary school he was also assigned to this elementary school.
So it -- in a -- with elementary kids supervising them and it's hilarious because.
It's been the story of our life it's like our story is kids.
Thinking might -- -- -- you know.
Luke alarm -- head -- heels or didn't like it was your first impression is just -- it was very -- -- is it.
Nice -- he -- you know I wasn't looking he wasn't looking and it was just neutral but.
Okay I think I was OK I don't know but I should ask that question what -- but where where we left.
-- school we had to walk the same way to go back to the university to go back to class and so.
We started talking and conversing.
And we actually were just friends and eventually he became my best friend on campus he's he has that's fantastic.
Sense of humor.
And so we just had really -- time -- -- any was also strong committed Christian I was too we were in Bible studies together.
And we just got to know each other -- he's just a kick things he's always so much --