Colbert mocks Bachmann’s ‘knowledge’ of slavery
Minnesota Congresswoman and GOP 2012 hopeful Michele Bachmann signed a conservative “marriage vow,” written by Iowa group Family Leader. The vow “defends marriage” and outlaws infidelity, same-sex marriage, pornography and other watchwords. Bachmann is in hot water, however, over language in the pledge that seems to imply that children born into slavery are better off than African-American babies born today.
Stephen Colbert mocked Bachmann’s team’s walkback of the slavery portion of the pledge. He detailed Bachmann’s knowledge of slavery — “Fat-free cheese? That’s flavor slavery! Flavery!” — and proposed a shock collar that would be activated if she breaks the pledge.