Kathy Griffin has, over the past few years, been a persistent thorn in the side of the Palin family, pulling public stunts, taking out Levi Johnston to events and making jokes about Sarah and Bristol a regular part of her stand-up repertoire. Now, with a new religious ultraconservative woman taking the spotlight, the comedienne has a new target in her sights.
Appearing on “Conan” Monday night, Griffin recalled the time she met Bachmann in Washington while researching for her rally to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.
Perhaps mistaking Griffin for someone else, one of Bachmann’s staffers pulled out a video camera to capture their interaction for her website. First, Griffin says she asked the Congresswoman if she’d support an effort to repeal the law that banned homosexuals from the military. When Bachmann declined, Griffin got personal.
“Congresswoman Bachmann, were you born a bigot or did you, like, grow into it?” she asked — on tape.
As for Bachmann’s answer?
“That’s a good question. I’m gonna have to get back to ya,” she said, perhaps not creating the best of campaign slogans.