Michele Bachmann, Jay Leno tackle gay marriage in odd 'Tonight Show' segment


Remember all those late nights of Johnny Carson and Ed McMahon going on and on about a woman's right to choose?

Us neither, but with the upcoming 2012 presidential election, expect a lot of awkward political conversations headed to late night talk shows -- like this one between Michele Bachmann and Jay Leno.

During a Sept. 16 episode of "The Tonight Show," Leno expressed his skepticism over the congresswoman's opposition to gay marriage.

"The family is foundational, and marriage between a man and a woman is what the law has been for years and years and years."

Leno does not understand, and though the two seem to see eye-to-eye on a lot of other tea party topics, he kept going back to marriage -- as you can see in the above clip.

"Well, we'd probably have an argument over that gay thing," Leno says when Bachmann jokes about choosing him as a possible running mate.

Truth be told: we appreciate Leno for calling out Bachmann on her close-minded views. Though we're also a bit confused as to why she was on in the first place. Can't the candidates stick to cable news or the occasional "Saturday Night Live" appearance?

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