Chris Wallace asks Michele Bachmann: Are you a flake? [VIDEO]

If you want to be president of the United States, like Michele Bachmann does, voters need to be assured that you've got the necessary brains, common sense, and principles to run the country.

So Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace laid out some of Bachmann's more recent noteworthy gaffes, lies, and inconsistencies for the sake of a little illumination.

For example, Bachmann says she supports states' rights, unless a state passes a law she doesn't like -- such as gay marriage in New York.

WALLACE: You would support a constitutional amendment that would overturn the New York state law?

BACHMANN: Yes, I would. I would.

And Bachmann rails against health care reform because it reallocates a half-trillion dollars from Medicare to a different program. But it's OK to gut a half-trillion from Medicare when her side's doing it.

WALLACE: But you voted for the Paul Ryan House budget, which also takes away almost half a trillion dollars from Medicare.

BACHMANN: Well, what we -- what we need to do is revise and change what we're doing in Washington, D.C.

Look, Wallace finally says,
"The rap on you here in Washington is that you have a history of questionable statements, some would say gaffes, ranging from -- talking about anti-America members of Congress -- on this show -- a couple of months ago, when you suggested that NATO airstrikes had killed up to 30,000 civilians.

Are you a flake?"


Wait a minute, you can almost hear her thinking, I'm on Fox News and they're not supposed to say bad things about Republicans on Fox News. Then she responds:

"Well, I think that would be insulting, to say something like that, because I'm a serious person."

Being asked if she's a flake on national TV, and having to insist that she is a serious person, on the day before her big Iowa debut probably isn't the kind of thing she was hoping for.

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UPDATE: Wallace has been forced to issue a video apology, having learned that Fox News viewers don't hold with treating Bachmann with anything more than kid gloves. Watch: