Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Laura Ingraham & Michele Bachmann

Conservative radio talk show host Laura Ingraham broke her no fundraiser rule today to honor Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN), in an event sponsored by the Susan B. Anthony List for pro-life women candidates.

Bachmann (pictured below) is in her first term of Congress. She was one of the first members of the House to push for drilling America's oil and gas reserves, including off-shore. She will address the convention tonight.

It's easy to see why Ingraham and Bachmann have struck up a friendship. Both are smart, pretty and conservative -- particularly on the sanctity of life. (Indeed, Bachmann's constituents describe her as "Minnesota's Sarah Palin.") As Bachmann noted, there is only one woman in the U.S. Senate who is pro-life (Sen. Elizabeth Dole), and only 14 women members of the House who are pro-life. If Anne Northup regains her seat, we can increase that number to 15.

Update: Rep. Bachmann has just finished speaking on the evening's theme of service. She knows something about service; she opened her home to 23 (!) foster children. That's another similarity with Ingraham, who recently adopted a three year old from Central America.

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