Giffords' Return Prompts Biden-Bachmann Hug
Reporter: 'You hugged Michele Bachmann?' Biden: 'Sure!'
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 2, 2011 6:29 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Gabrielle Giffords' triumphant return to Congress was a rare moment of bipartisan joy—and it even brought Joe Biden a little warm-fuzzy time with fierce Obama critic and 2012 contender Michele Bachmann, reports the Washington Post. “Here I’m hugging Gabby and Michele Bachmann,” Biden recounted to reporters last night. “Seriously! I’m being literal!” “You hugged Michele Bachmann?” asked a skeptical reporter. “Sure!” Biden responded. “I like Michele Bachmann. For real." What did he say to her? “I said, ‘Great to see you, Michele.’”

Bachmann "cares about" Giffords, Biden added. "I mean, look. The thing that sometimes gets lost in this place—maybe I spent too much time here as a senator—there is a basic humanity here, man. It matters between people. I know that sounds corny.” Biden, who has two craniotomies under his belt, says he joked with Giffords about them both being "members of the cracked-head club.” Ba-dum-dum.

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Aug 2, 2011 12:44 PM CDT
Did Gabby have to stand when Bachmann hugged her? Bachmann is a two face hypocrite. Gabby is to good for this AH.
Aug 2, 2011 11:30 AM CDT
Joe Biden is not the only Dem who has a thing for Tea Party glamour girl Michele Bachmann. Although it is not politically correct to mention this, Washington insiders will tell you that quite a few Congressmen and Senators, including Dems, are gaga over "Queen Michele," as her admirers refer to her. (And they are not talking about Michele Obama.)
Aug 2, 2011 7:07 AM CDT
what do you know? harold camping is right about october 21st