Michele Bachmann did an interview with the Worldnetdaily in which she absolutely slobbered all over reactionary anti-equality activist Phyllis Schlafly, basically declaring her to be the greatest American woman ever and even crediting her with destroying the Soviet Union. Yep, seriously.
“I believe that Phyllis Schlafly is the most consequential female woman in public policy in the last fifty years of the 20th Century,” Bachmann declared. “Had there not been a Phyllis Schlafly, I believe that we wouldn’t have seen a rise of the pro-family movement. Had there not been a rise of the pro-family movement, I don’t believe that there would have been a Ronald Reagan. Without a President Ronald Reagan, I don’t think we would have seen the ability to defeat the evil, and yes that’s what it was, Soviet empire and to bring a conclusion to the Cold War. Just as Ronald Reagan was consequential, Phyllis Schlafly was extremely consequential because she was a tee to tee up this president that we had.”…“Phyllis was willing to be everything feminists wish they were, decades before feminists figured out that they needed to be independent women in their own right,” she said. “Phyllis was already there. And so rather than lifting Phyllis Schlafly as the tremendous role model that she has consistently been throughout the decades, she was slashed and slashed by the feminists when she was exactly the epitome of what they had hope to be.”
No woman will ever surpass what Schlafly has accomplished, Bachmann declared, and “if the true story of America’s greatness is written, there will be more than a chapter written on Phyllis Schlafly.”
“As far as I am concerned,” she concluded, “Phyllis Schlafly truly is the epitome of womanhood and she is a woman that every young girl can pattern their life after and should choose to emulate.”
Well sure, because we want every young girl to grow up to work tirelessly to deny equal rights to themselves and all other women.