Playgirl courts Michele Bachmann’s son; he turns down offer

With Playgirl offer, Minn. Rep. Michele Bachmann’s son Lucas takes the high road, not the Levi Johnston route.

PopEater reported Tuesday that 28-year-old University of Connecticut psychiatry resident shot down the skin magazine’s cover shoot invitation.

“As you can certainly understand,” Lucas Bachmann wrote to Playgirl, “One must have a certain degree of anonymity when treating patients in the mental health community.”

Playgirl spokesman Daniel Nardicio told PopEater that the publication sought Bachmann for his studly appearance and even “sexier” political ties.

“I’m reaching out to Lucas because when I researched him I was struck by how absolutely adorable he is,” Nardicio said. “Plus, I think his political ties make him even sexier.”

But Nardicio knew courting Bachmann would be a stretch, and perhaps the challenge adds to the young man’s appeal.

“Lucas is principled, which is also really compelling for our readers,” Daniel said.