Colby King Calls Michele Bachmann 'Barbie With Fangs'

Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist Colby King on Friday disgracefully called Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann "Barbie with fangs."

His fellow "Inside Washington" panelist Charles Krauthammer - obviously annoyed by this sexist display - replied, "It’s good to see how civil and non-ad hominem we are here in the Huntsman spirit" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

COLBY KING, WASHINGTON POST: Well, what he’s, [Jon Huntsman] can’t out anti-Obama with the other Republican field. They have that. He’s got Gingrich there, he’s got Michele Bachmann, they’re going to do the number on Obama. So he has to distinguish himself.

But, when you get right down to it, he, and, and, and, and Mitt Romney are the, are the two Ken dolls in the, in the, in the Republican race. You got Michele Bachmann who is Barbie with fangs.


I mean, it’s, the, the, the field itself is just sort of a, like a caricature. There’s no substance.

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: It’s good to see how civil and non-ad hominem we are here in the Huntsman spirit as I understand it.

KING: I love them all.

How thoroughly disgraceful.

King should be ashamed of himself and be asked to immediately apologize for making such a statement about a sitting member of Congress.

When is this sexist bashing of conservative female political officials by America's press going to stop?

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