This little snippet from the ABC News transcript of their interview:
**Stephanopoulos: **Finally one—one final question. I think one of the most impressive things that people find in your background is the fact that you and your husband have helped raise 23 foster children and I know you want to shield them but are they prepared and are you prepared for the loss of privacy that comes with a presidential campaign? And is that something you are concerned about for them?
*Bachmann: Well when we were making this momentous decision we sat down for a long time as a family and contemplated what this was meaning and yes, we are ready. We have five wonderful biological children. Our last one is off to college our oldest one is a doctor. And then we had great – a great 23 foster children in our home as well. And as you can imagine and appreciate we’ve tried to keep a good handle on their privacy and we will do that, we will respect their privacy. We are thankful that we had them but we also want to observe their privacy and that of their families.
Translation: are you prepared for us to look into every dirty diaper, every report card, each and every possible incident we can regarding both your natural children and those you provided foster homes for? Do you know what we will do to you if we find even the slightest amount of criticism from any of those 28 kids? Do you realize the living h we are going to make their lives until we can force you to drop out? And, by the way, G-d help you if you dare criticize us for dumpster diving and acting like paparazzi. We will use that against you as well.