The Hill Reports: Here’s a fun factoid that might pop up in the next trivia night at the pub: Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) once played babysitter to a FOX News Channel anchor.
A photo insert in the presidential hopeful’s new book, Core of Conviction, shows Bachmann, now 55, in a swimming pool holding a young Gretchen Carlson.
The congresswoman babysat the “Fox & Friends” host for a summer in Anoka, Minn.
Carlson, 45, is a Minnesota native who won the Miss America crown in 1989 while representing the state. The morning host said on “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday, “I was about five or six and what I loved about Michele Bachmann — back then Michele Amble — was her long hair.”
Carlson also revealed a perk of being babysat by the GOP candidate: “And she let me drink grape soda too!”