Bachmann Family Values is a touching column by Frank Bruni in today's NY Times. It's about the experience of a lesbian who is a longtime friend of Michelle Bachmann. In her own words, she reveals the pain of hearing Bachmann say publicly that she doesn't have the right to marry the woman she loves. She and Michelle lived in the same house; they were close. And yet Bachmann tossed her aside like so much garbage. The article is impressive in an understated way. Give it a read if such things interest you.