The riding just keeps getting rougher for KCTV weather wonk Gary Amble’s sister…
Channel 5’s done its part to milk that Amble’s sister – nut job Michele Bachmann – has blundered into the squared circle of presidential politics. Including its recent, "exclusive" interview with Amble, in which he dodged anything resembling a meaningful question about his controversial sister.
Bachmann’s suffered more embarrassing toe stubs than all the other presidential hopefuls combined. And at the end of KCTV’s puff piece, anchor Brad Stephens cautions that Amble would not be accepting any more media interview requests re his sister’s candidacy.
Which may sound a little funny until you consider the story in the August 8 National Enquirer.
"Some (Bachmann) family members actually fear for their safety due to Michele and Marcus‘ outrageous views," a family insider tells the Enquirer.
Marcus Bachmann being Bachmann’s equally controversial husband and Amble’s brother-in-law.
"Hollywood has declared war on presidential candidate Michele Bachmann and her husband for their controversial views on the gays," the Enquirer reports. ""Bachmann, a Republican congresswoman from Minnesota, opposes same-sex marraige and has called being gay ‘part of Satan.’ Her husband Marcus – who runs Christian couseling clinics – believes gays and lesbians can be ‘cured’ of their sexual preference with prayer and has called gays ‘barbarians.’ "
Some of Amble’s sister’s gaffes make his worst weathercasts appear pinpoint accurate by comparison.
Like the time she told Fox News she was from the same hometown as American movie Legend John Wayne. Uh, make that serial killer John Wayne Gacy.
Or the time she said slave-owning Founding Fathers "worked tirelessly" to end slavery. Then compounded the mistake by wrongly characterizing John Quincy Adams – a 9 year-old boy at the signing of the Declaration of Independence – as a Founding Father.
The couple’s gay remarks even sparked Cher into unleashing a Tweet labeling Amble’s bro-in-law "unchristian" and adding she’d like to choke him with her boa.
Other Hollywood celebs opposing Amble’s sister’s bid for the White House include Brad Pitt, Whoopie Goldberg, Ellen DeGeneres, Neil Patrick Harris, Lady Gaga, Ricky Martin, Sharon Osbourne and Kathy Griffin, the Enquirer reports.
The $64 million question: is Amble laying low because he’s worried about backlash from the gay community?
He ain’t talking.
But "with the Bachmann’s views drawing more fire, her husband’s Bachmann & Associates clinic in suburban Minneapolis was glitter-bombed on July 21 by a group of gay activists dressed as barbarians," the Enquirer reports. "Marcus Bachmann was not present when the activists scattered glitter in a waiting room and reception area, while some reportedly chanted, ‘You can’t pray away the gay – baby, I was born this way.’"