Alternate headline: Remember when they were afraid of Sarah, part II. A continuing series I’m sure.
Via Allahpundit, a fresh lather whipped up at HuffPo: Michele Bachmann’s History As A Foster Parent Remains Murky. A taste of the liberal froth:
In the last three months, at least 100 news stories have mentioned Bachmann’s claim that she raised 23 foster children. But the GOP presidential hopeful has provided few details about her time as a foster mom; in fact, very little has actually been reported about that period in her life. Former Bachmann neighbors and church members, according to a recent New York Times story, recalled few sightings of those foster kids.
Actual details remain murky, and reports and accounts contradict her public statements. Bachmann has repeatedly said she took in a total of 23 foster children. But a 2001 story in The Minnesota Lawyer put the number of children at 20. A recent article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune quotes Bachmann as saying she raised as many as four foster children at one time. But Minnesota officials say she was only contracted to house three at a time.
And according to the head of the private company that licensed her as a foster parent, Bachmann never even hit that limit. “I would say there weren’t any more than two kids at a time,” said George Hendrickson, the CEO of the Professional Association of Treatment Homes (PATH).
Because Bachmann went through PATH, she did not work with state agencies at all. The Minnesota Department of Human Services says that Bachmann was licensed on Aug. 7, 1992. According to Hendrickson, the last foster child was placed in her home in 1998. The license was closed out in 2000, Hendrickson said.
Any records documenting foster placements have since been destroyed; records are kept for seven years before they are thrown out.
Dammit! No records! Must. Find. One. Of. Those. Kids. Stat!
They’re having such a difficult time kookifying Michele a la Sarah. They must destroy her any way they can. It’s for the children.