July 6th, 2011
Comparisons between Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin are inevitable. They’re both high profile, right wing women with strong followings. They both have five children, three girls, two boys. Has anyone else but me wondered what they’re called? I was hoping for a humdinger in this bunch, a Bristol or a Trig. Something that stood the chance of scaling the charts, something that sounded new.
No such luck.
Michelle Bachmann and her husband Marcus had an opportunity to play a real life “Sibset Game.” They chose relatively timeless, inoffensive, and rather lovely names for their children: Lucas, Harrison, Elisa, Caroline, and Sophia. She also helped to raise 23 foster children, all teenage girls suffering from eating disorders. No word on their names (or accounts), though I am curious. Obviously the Bachmanns wouldn’t have weighed in on those.
While I wouldn’t let a politicians choice on his children’s names sway me one way or the other, this seems to be an indication of sound judgement on one score.