Monday, July 18, 2011

Janeane Garofalo Compares Marcus Bachmann to Roy Cohn

Comic actress Janeane Garofalo compared Marcus Bachmann to notorious antigay attorney Roy Cohn and controversial pastor Ted Haggard while making a guest appearance on Countdown with Keith Olbermann.

Garofalo says Marcus Bachmann "seems very gay" to her but hastens to add that's not a criticism and she's certain the "gay community would not like to claim him as one of their own." She goes on to say that he, like many people who are vehemently antigay, seems to be dealing with "personal demons." She likens Bachmann to Cohn, saying "going after whatever your inner demon is and then the whole culture is dragged down with you." Olbermann adds Haggard's name as apt comparison and Garofalo agrees.

Marcus, the husband of potential Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, has been under fire for his controversial reparative therapy clinic.

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