H/T Gawker.com. Too funny not to share.

Kicking off her presidential campaign in Waterloo, Iowa, Michele Bachmann explained the geographic significance to Fox News: “Well what I want them to know is just like, John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa. That’s the kind of spirit that I have, too.”

This is problematic, the Washington Times explains, because “beloved movie star” John Wayne is not from Bachmann’s hometown of Waterloo. John Wayne Gacy, the “killer clown” who raped and murdered 33 teenage boys in the ’70s, is from Waterloo. Movie star John Wayne is from Winterset, Iowa.

To be fair, maybe she meant Brian Dennehy.

3 Responses to Michele Bachmann – Killer Clown

  1. F Stevens says:

    “I’ve now been in 57 states — I think one left to go.” — Barack Obama at a campaign event in Beaverton, Oregon, May 9, 2008

  2. Jeff Simpson says:

    apples and oranges. The lone Obama quote is like when gee dubya said that “its hard to put food on your family’. They get mixed up when perpetually speaking(although bush did often).

    Bachmann’s was after a well planned “announcement”. Major difference.

    • Steven Reynolds says:

      The announcement happened in what Bachman was touting as her hometown, and getting the facts right about one’s hometown seems important, no?

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