Bachmann and that John Wayne Spirit

This story went a little viral yesterday. It seems that Michele Bachmann has the same innate ability as Sarah Palin to eat her shoes.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is acknowledging “misspeaking” occasionally, including wrongly claiming that actor John Wayne was from her Waterloo, Iowa hometown, but says she’s “a substantive, serious person” who would be a good president.

On the eve of formally announcing her candidacy, Bachman flubbed her hometown history in declaring “John Wayne was from Waterloo” and “that’s the kind of spirit that I have, too.”

The actor was born nearly 150 miles away. It was the serial killer John Wayne Gacy Jr. who lived, for a time, in Waterloo.

This is so much fun. Here is the story from Huffington Post.

  8 comments for “Bachmann and that John Wayne Spirit

  1. June 28, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    I’m taking a wild guess; – the John Wayne hometown birth error was on every TV “News” channel.

  2. junior
    June 28, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    How many “news” stations carried Obama’s “57 states” comment?

    I saw that video for the first time – I swear to ___ BHO came off as a f**king moron. No offense intended – ’cause it’s the truth.

    • June 28, 2011 at 9:29 pm

      Our Muslim President, Barack Hussein Obama, was referring to the 57 Islamic nations in the OIC.

      Does anyone know how many Islamic states there are? Here is what I found…?
      The Question:
      Does anyone know how many Islamic states there are? Here is what I found on the net…

      The Answer:
      A group called the Organization of the Islamic Conference. The OIC has 57 member states. The majority religion in these states is not necessarily Islam, but leaders in these countries believe it is necessary to “. . . speak with one voice to safeguard the interests and secure the progress and well-being of their peoples and of all Muslims in the world.”

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  3. mstimc
    June 28, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Bachmann does more than “misspeak”. She intentionally (ignorantly) bends the truth and distorts history to meet her needs. That’s a little more serious than failing her hometown geography.

    • junior
      June 29, 2011 at 9:59 pm

      Michelle Bachmann is not ignorant. Tell me one politician that does not shape the facts to suit there constituencies – Ted Kennedy perhaps? ha – ha – ha – ha – ha !!

  4. June 29, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Republican presidential primary candidate Michele Bachmann [MN-6] is a member of the Financial Services Committee.
    If you wish to make the reinstatement of Glass-Steagall a presidential primary issue then ask Congresswoman Michele Bachmann to cosponsor HR 1489 Her contact info is at Minnesota 6th District.

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