2012 GOP presidential hopeful, Michele Bachmann just loves her some foster children, and even more, she loves to brag about it:
“We've raised 23 foster children.”
Let’s just be clear here. In no way has Rep. Insanity-Jane Bachmann “raised” 23 foster children. Michelle Goldberg:
Bachmann often says she has "raised" 23 foster children. That may be a bit of a stretch. According to the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Bachmann's license, which she had for 7 1/2 years, allowed her to care for up to three children at a time. According to Kris Harvieux, a former senior social worker in the foster care system in Bachmann's county, some placements were almost certainly short term. "Some of them you have for a week. Some of them you have for three years, some you have for six months," says Harvieux, who also served as a foster parent herself. "She makes it sound like she got them at birth and raised them to adulthood, but that's not true."
Now that Michele Bachmann is campaigning for a spot on the national ticket, we may be witness to whistle-blowing by her neighbors, old friends, enemies, and former foster children as they leap out of the proverbial woodwork with the dirt. And rightfully so. Bachmann is at least as crazy as Palin, and twice as smart --a dangerous combination.