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Video: Kathy Griffin vs. Michele Bachmann

| by Michael Allen

Appearing on 'Conan' Monday night, comedian Kathy Griffin recalled the time that she met Congresswoman Michele Bachmann in Washington D.C. (video below) years ago. Griffin said that she asked Bachmann if she'd support an effort to repeal the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' law that banned gays from serving in the military.

When Bachmann declined, Griffin followed up with "Congresswoman Bachmann, were you born a bigot or did you, like, grow into it?"  Bachmann gave a reply that was often used by George W. Bush advisor Karen Hughes, "That's a good question. I'm gonna have to get back to ya."

This past weekend, during an interview on Meet The Press, Bachmann said that she would likely reinstate 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' if elected president and claimed that it had "worked very well."

Bachmann's conflicts with gays go back several years. In 2004, she told the National Education Leadership Conference that homosexuality was "part of Satan." She added, "If you're involved in the gay and lesbian lifestyle, it's bondage. Personal bondage, personal despair and personal enslavement. And that's why this is so dangerous."

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Her doppleganger Kathy Griffin has been a persistent thorn in the side of Republicans, particularly Sarah Palin and her family. She has pulled wacky stunts such as taking Levi Johnston to events and making jokes about Sarah and Bristol Palin in her stand-up routine.