Specter tells Bachmann to “act like a lady”


Bachmann first laid out her agenda — cutting taxes and killing President Obama’s health reform bill — at considerable length.

When Specter tried to counter, Bachmann, darling of the Tea Party movement, kept on talking, which didn’t sit well with the one-time Philadelphia DA, who is a stickler for politeness and protocol.

“I’m going to treat you like a lady,” Mr. Specter shot back. “Now act like one.”

Ms. Bachmann replied, “I am a lady.”

Things went on along this line for a while — with Specter later asking Bachmann to “act like a lady,” according to the PPG’s Daniel Malloy

Read more: Politico


January 21, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,


  1. He should have told her to act like a sane person.

    Comment by Ben Hoffman | January 21, 2010 | Reply

  2. And if he were a Republican and Backman a Democrat, the womens’ groups would have been all over him for that sexist remark.

    And if you listened to the discussion, his comment wasn’t warrented. Yes, she did interject her thoughts, but that happens in all discussions. She was being polite. He was NOT acting like a gentleman.

    Comment by MTR | January 22, 2010 | Reply

    • She’s a wacko.

      Comment by Ben Hoffman | January 22, 2010 | Reply

      • And liberals thought Arlen Specter was until he turned liberal. If you actually listen to the conversation between the two on the radio, he was downright rude from the get go. Specter owed Bachmann an apology. He didn’t act like a “gentleman” at all.

        Comment by MTR | January 22, 2010

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