Strib mischaracterizes Bachman
The Strib's article the other day described Michelle Bachman as a scared State Senator on the run. She was reported to have been "spying" on a gay marriage rally at the Capitol from behind some bushes (she denies this). But the article's main focus was on recent personal attacks on her from her opponents and not just words on the Senate floor. She was reportedly detained in a bathroom by some protestors at a political event and felt unsafe.
While the article attempted to portray Bachman as a wimp in need of protection from a body guard, I got a different take on the description of events she has recently endured. With all of the recent pie in the face and other bodily attacks on conservatives at public events, I don't blame Bachman for being tenative. To me the article put a very unattractive light on the lengths to which liberals will go to make their point. Intimidation and desperation are the words that come to mind.
FYI - I attended the tax rally at the Capitol this morning. Michelle Bachman was there the whole time and signed the no new tax pledge along with other Republican candidates for the 6th Congressional district race. She was surround by both supporters and some pro-tax distractors as well and did not seem unnverved at all. In fact, before I left I worked my way over to her, tapped her on the shoulder and thanked her for fighting for the sanctity of marriage in Minnesota. She was not startled or bothered by being approached by a constituent in a public place. Didn't look to me like Michelle Bachman will be running scared any time soon.