A string of teenage suicides in Michele Bachmann's congressional district is plaguing the presidential contender.Why would they even both responding to such guttersnipe yellow journalism? It's probably a safe bet these kids had no idea who Bachmann even was, let alone had any knowledge of her stance on gays.
In her Minnesota school district, there have been a total of nine teens who killed themselves in the past two years - several of whom were gay or thought to be gay, according to a new report in Mother Jones.
The article, "The Teen Suicide Epidemic in Michele Bachmann's District" cites critics - including residents and state public health officials - who blame Bachmann and her anti-gay allies for creating a "climate of intolerance."
The 38,000 Anoka-Hennepin County School District is now under investigation by the Department of Justice and the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, Mother Jones reports. Officials are examining whether anti-gay bullying is connected to the hike in suicide rates.
Bachmann's office declined to comment for the article and did not respond to requests from the Daily News.
Not only that, if these teens who may or may not have been gay were being bullied in school, how on earth is that connected to Bachmann? Where were school officials? Parents? Is anyone looking out for the kids, or is it now the responsibility of your Congressional representative?
It's as if saying the out-of-control homicide rate in Chicago can be blamed on the president.
As for the alleged "climate of intolerance" they're wailing about, how about showing some tolerance for people like Bachmann who exercise their freedom of religion and thought? What happened to respecting others?