Bachmann flees teenage LGBT activist
“I’m coming out to shake your hand,” Bachmann told the crowd. Her husband Marcus came up front with her and shook a few hands. But then Gabe Aderhold, a 17-year old from Edina, Minn. — who had confronted other Republican candidates earlier in the day about their opposition to gay marriage –- stood and began to yell several times at Bachmann, “Shame on you!”
Just moments after Aderhold began to heckle her, Bachmann and her entourage moved quickly from the stage and through the crowd, at a pace rapid enough that some spectators appeared to get lightly shoved out of the way. She jumped on her golf cart with her aides and drove away from the crowd.
One minor issue I have with the article, which the right might latch onto as misogynistic on part of Bachmann’s critics:
“[Sarah] Palin’s been hanging out here all day. What’s the big cut and run?” Ryan asked, with an edge in his voice. After the golf cart had gotten further away, Ryan, who said he caucused for Barack Obama in 2008 and for George W. Bush before him, began muttering to HuffPost. “Typical woman: show up late and fold under pressure,” he said. “You really want that as president?”
Dude, not cool.