Arlen Specter tells Michele Bachmann to act like a lady


Michele Bachmann, who will soon be hosting Sarah Palin on a campaign stop in the 6th District, ran afoul of Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter on Wednesday afternoon as the two appeared on a talk radio show hosted by Philadelphia's 1210AM.

After she ran through a laundry list of gripes about the Obama administration, the Republican-turned-Democratic senator tried respond -- and Bachmann kept right on talking. So Specter brought down the perhaps-a-little-too-old-school hammer.

More from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

"I'm going to treat you like a lady," Mr. Specter shot back. "Now act like one."

Ms. Bachmann replied, "I am a lady."

The two continued to spar and Mr. Specter later again asked Ms. Bachmann to "act like a lady" when things got heated.

It didn't take long for Luke Hellier at Minnesota Democrats Exposed to call out Specter as a sexist.