The only quality I’ve appreciated about Michele Bachmann is slowly beginning to erode. On many occasions, Mrs. Bachmann has claimed that she raised 23 foster kids along with her 5 children, but new reports being released tell a different story. Bachmann didn’t raise 23 foster kids. Some of these kids only stayed in her home for a few weeks. How is that raising them?
Kris Harvieux, who worked as a senior social worker in the foster care system in Bachmann’s county said at least some of Bachmann’s placements were likely short-term.
“Some of them you have for a week. Some of them you have for three years, some you have for six months,” he said. “She makes it sound like she got them at birth and raised them to adulthood, but that’s not true.”
According to Goldberg, the Minnesota Department of Human Services reports that Bachmann’s foster care license allowed her to care for at most three children at any one time; she had the license for 7 1/2 years.
Bachmann’s feeble attempt to explain the misunderstanding was to say that the length of time the children stayed in her care “varied, depending on the child.” Yea, but how is this “raising” 23 kids?
Michele Bachmann is another Republican candidate trying to get the Republican’s nomination to run the White House in 2012, yet she can’t get her story straight about what happens in her own home.