VIDEO: Colbert on Bachmann's Love for Slavery References

That silver lining of that conservative pledge Michele Bachmann signed is the comedic material it provided.


While the controversial language about African-American children and slavery has since been changed in the conservative pledge that Michele Bachmann signed, Stephen Colbert points out that the GOP candidate is a big fan of references to the institution, including "economic slavery" among her talking points and saying the "gay and lesbian lifestyle" is "personal enslavement." Plus, he does a pretty good impression of Rick Santorum being "taken aback" by the language in the pledge ... and proceeding to sign it immediately thereafter.

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