Specter to Bachmann: 'Act Like a Lady'

'I am a lady,' she replies
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 21, 2010 4:13 PM CST

(Newser) – Things got a little testy when Republican-turned-Democrat Arlen Specter sat down with conservative rabble-rouser Michele Bachmann in a Philly radio interview. When Bachman began to refute something while Specter was talking, he scolded her, "I'm going to treat you like a lady. Now act like one." To which she responded, "I am a lady." The theme continued when he later advised her to "act like a lady," reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

"Bachmann is hardly a beloved figure in Democratic circles," writes Glenn Thrush at Politico. "But how many liberal women, whom Specter badly needs to defeat front-running Pat Toomey, would appreciate being told to 'act like a lady' by a male debate partner?" (Read more Arlen Specter stories.)

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