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AUDIO: Sen. Arlen Specter tells Bachmann to "act like a lady"

Posted by: Eric Roper under Minnesota congressional Updated: January 21, 2010 - 5:42 PM

Radio listeners in the City of Brotherly Love got a dose of just the opposite yesterday when Michele Bachmann took to the airwaves with Republican-turned-Democrat Sen. Arlen Specter.

The Stillwater Republican congresswoman, appearing on conservative talker Dom Giordano's radio show, took some on-air flak from Specter after repeatedly talking over him. The senator eventually became irate and told her to "act like a lady." (edited audio of the exchange below, hear the full recording here)

The show was broadcast on 1210 AM WPHT and hosted in Washington on the anniversary of Barack Obama's inauguration.

Specter had asked Bachmann what she has proposed or supported this year and was in the middle of criticizing her answer when she interjected.

"Now wait a minute. I'll stop and you can talk," Specter said. "I'll treat you like a lady. So act like one." 

 "I am a lady," Bachmann replied.

Specter later went after Bachmann for saying she voted for "prosperity."

"She said 'I voted for prosperity,'" Specter said. "Well prosperity wasn’t a bill."

"Well why don’t we make it a bill?" Bachmann responded.

"Now wait a minute, don't interrupt me," he said. "I didn't interrupt you. Act like a lady."

When Bachmann said, "I think I am a lady," Specter toned down the rhetoric a bit, "I think you are too, that's why I'm treating you like one."

UPDATE: Bachmann responds.

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