WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-white01, ww color white

Latest News

Bachmann Points To Foster Parenting — On Her Terms

View Comments
(credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

(credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Finding Minnesota: Biking The Dickie Scramble
  2. Earth Week: Keeping The Mississippi River Clean
  3. 1 Year From Bombings, Annandale Woman Heading To Boston To Finish Marathon
  4. Morning Headlines From 04/21
  5. Talking Points: General Mills Reverses Lawsuit Change

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) – From her first campaign to her latest, Republican presidential contender Michele Bachmann has used her time as a foster parent to bolster her image as a family-focused Christian driven by compassion and social conviction.

Yet the Minnesota congresswoman is careful about how many details she provides when she talks about the experience.

And now, with the national spotlight shining bright, she claims that her family is off limits.

Bachmann talks about foster parenting in mostly abstract terms and never mentions the children by name. The government considers their identities protected.

Bachmann portrays her entry into foster parenting as an act of faith. She and her husband mainly took in teenaged girls with eating disorders. She entered politics around the time their license to care for at-risk kids expired.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus