Saturday, August 29, 2009

GOP's Bachmann zings heckler at health-care town hall

From WorldNetDaily
'I've given birth here probably more times than you, sir' Posted: August 29, 2009 ~ 12:25 am Eastern By Drew Zahn © 2009 WorldNetDaily Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN)Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., gave health-care town hall attendees in Lake Elmo, Minn., not only something to think about in her comments condemning President Obama's government health-care plan, but also something to smile over when she zinged a heckler with an impromptu remark that elicited uproarious laughter from the crowd. Bachmann had been arguing, "I would far prefer to have American medical care than I would health care in the U.K. any day of the week," a comment which brought cheers and applause from the approximately 400 who squeezed into a junior high school auditorium to hear her speak, with another roughly 400 watching via closed-circuit in the school's cafeteria. But when she held up a stack of papers she claimed were headline reports from U.K. newspapers carrying stories of poor health care under socialized medicine, an unidentified man attempted to interrupt. Bachmann was in the middle of highlighting a story about 4,000 U.K. women forced by a lack of hospital beds to give birth in hospital hallways, when the heckler became too loud to ignore. "That happens here!" the heckler shouted. "Not here," Bachmann attempted to argue. When the heckler insisted she was wrong, Bachmann responded with an impromptu zinger: "I've given birth here probably more times than you, sir," she said. The gathered crowd erupted in laughter. [Video of the exchange can be seen in the FULL STORY - Click here]
MY NOTE: I highly recommend reading the full story. There is a long list of various town hall events and related stories, and is excellent material for you to check out. RELATED VIDEO: 1 of 10 Bachmann Healthcare Town Hall 8-27-09 Lake Elmo, MN (and more you can see from there)
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