During that aforementioned forum in Iowa, someone put out a water pitcher and glasses for the candidates. So as they were sitting down, Rep. Michele Bachmann took it upon herself to pour the water for everyone. When Frank Luntz, who was moderating, pointed this out, she replied: “I’m used to it, Frank. I’ve poured a lot of water in my time.”
It is such a small, unimportant thing. But then there’s something about those little actions of our lives that can say so much more than any speech.
She’s a woman confident and grateful for her femininity — at least that’s the message that shows through. And that is refreshing in American politics. No political consultant is going to tell her to shoulder pad — or Planned Parenthood — it down. And that’s no small, unimportant thing.