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The wrong John Wayne (Rollins appears to be Bachman's Idiot)
washington times ^ | 6/27 | Dinan

Posted on 06/27/2011 11:54:18 AM PDT by RummyChick

Rep. Michele Bachmann kicked off her presidential campaign on Monday in Waterloo, Iowa, and in one interview surrounding the official event she promised to mimic the spirit of Waterloo's own John Wayne.

The only problem, as one eagle-eyed reader notes: Waterloo's John Wayne was not the beloved movie star, but rather John Wayne Gacy, the serial killer.

Mrs. Bachmann grew up in Waterloo, and used the town as the backdrop for her campaign announcement, where she told 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."

(Someone has already posted the clip to YouTube under the name BachmannLovesGacy) John Wayne, the movie legend, is in fact from Iowa and the John Wayne birthplace is a celebrated landmark — only it's in Winterset, which is a nearly three hour drive away from Waterloo. Gacy, though, had his first taste of the criminal life in Waterloo, where he lived for a short time, and where he had his first criminal conviction for an attempted homosexual assault, which landed him in prison for 18 months. He would move back to Illinois, where his killing spree started, and lasted about six years. In 1980 he was convicted on 33 counts of murder, and was executed in 1994.

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Stupid mistake
1 posted on 06/27/2011 11:54:24 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

She is going to get hit hard on this gaffe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsLfL9vMaUY


2 posted on 06/27/2011 11:56:31 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

I don’t care whether you are liberal or conservative, this is a pretty funny gaffe. How stupid could her staff be? And I say this as someone who is really impressed with her and hopes she goes far in politics.

Kick off the campaign in the “Spirit of John Wayne Gacy” — that is funny.


3 posted on 06/27/2011 11:57:32 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: RummyChick

I think that all of the gaffes are due to politicians hiring graduates who have been promoted through the U.S. school system that doesn’t teach anything.


4 posted on 06/27/2011 11:58:05 AM PDT by Parmy
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To: RummyChick

Can’t we find anyone who knows what they are talking about?


5 posted on 06/27/2011 11:58:10 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: RummyChick

“SHE LOVES MURDER CLOWNS
Michele Bachmann Launches 2012 Campaign By Praising ‘Killer Clown’ John Wayne Gacy”
http://wonkette.com/448389/michele-bachmann-launches-campaign-with-praise-for-serial-killer-john-wayne-gacy

Bachmann Proud to Share Origins With John Wayne... Gacy, Serial Killer
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2011/06/bachmann-proud-be-home-john-wayne-gacy/39315/


6 posted on 06/27/2011 11:58:29 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Flashback: “...uuhhh, Ottawa...uh...Iowa..” or some such rot by Dear Leader...LOL


7 posted on 06/27/2011 11:58:44 AM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: RummyChick

Her being from Waterloo, you’d think she’d know better...


8 posted on 06/27/2011 11:58:49 AM PDT by bcsco
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To: RummyChick
"Stupid mistake"

As a life-long conservative with a (l)libertarian bent, I have NEVER understood support for Bachmann.

Anyone who thinks she has a chance in this election cycle does not understand American politics IMHO.

I can't imagine a scenario where I would vote for her.

9 posted on 06/27/2011 12:01:14 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Can’t we find anyone who knows what they are talking about?”

How about Sarah? And then Rove and all the other “experts” think she doesn’t have it together to run because she hasn’t hired the normal staff of incompetents like the other have.


10 posted on 06/27/2011 12:01:58 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: bcsco

Maybe Chris Wallace should revisit his apology on the use of the word flake.

This stupid comment from her is going to make for some real laughable headlines.

It is going viral..for sure.


11 posted on 06/27/2011 12:02:03 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

At least she didn’t suggest that while in Waterloo, she’d like to visit the field where Napoleon lost that big battle.


12 posted on 06/27/2011 12:02:03 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: RummyChick

Well that’s it, her campaign is over.

Meanwhile, Barack Hussein “All 57 States” Obama continues to get a pass.


13 posted on 06/27/2011 12:02:03 PM PDT by Argus
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To: RummyChick

>>> .... John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa. That’s the kind of spirit that I have, too.”

This statement sold me. Let Michele Bachmann be in charge of the death panel.


14 posted on 06/27/2011 12:02:25 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: bcsco

Depends on how long she lived there. Pretty important speech, the campaign kick-off speech, and she gets an “F” due to no fact checking. Hate that, I’d like to see her do well but that is a pretty poor performance. Did not see the speech, it may have been grade “A” but this will be the only thing reported for awhile.


15 posted on 06/27/2011 12:02:44 PM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: Grams A

Well, until Sarah declares, I’m not worried about her. Michelle is running.


16 posted on 06/27/2011 12:03:13 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: RummyChick

Yep, and I’m a Michelle fan after Sarah Palin; but, this gaffe is ridiculous.


17 posted on 06/27/2011 12:03:13 PM PDT by izzatzo (Palin2012, she's one of us.)
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To: RummyChick

Yep, bad mistake, but she didn’t say she praised Gacy
for Pete’s sake.

Oh well, lets see. We haven’t got a good one in or out of the race. Hope this changes.


18 posted on 06/27/2011 12:03:19 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Yes, I had a good laugh with this one; however I blame her staff. I hope someone is not doing this deliberately to her.


19 posted on 06/27/2011 12:03:57 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: RummyChick

She needs to avoid extemporaneous speech on any historical material she is not sure of. If a staffer gave her that, fire him.


20 posted on 06/27/2011 12:04:04 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Rusty0604
If you listen to her you can tell she is a smart person so I chalk this up as a stupid mistake too. Her staff did something and she didn't check it personally (I wouldn't expect her too). Goes to show what a clown (pun intended) Rollins is. He should be on top of this nonsense rather than slamming Palin.
21 posted on 06/27/2011 12:05:49 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: RummyChick

I love it!


22 posted on 06/27/2011 12:06:34 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Perhaps I haven’t a sense of humor. I don’t find this funny at all. I find it unfortunate. She’s in the running to replace an incompetent screwup as the President of the United States of America.

Hiring Rollins was her first mistake. This is #what?

Screwups don’t cut it when one is running against a screwup.


23 posted on 06/27/2011 12:06:35 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

She will cut, slash, and hack the federal budget in the spirit of serial killers everywhere.


24 posted on 06/27/2011 12:07:05 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo
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To: Anti-Bubba182

This could kill her campaign.

Obama has made plenty of stupid mistakes and gotten a pass.

Bachmann will not get a pass.

And the very nature of this stupidity gives fodder for lots of late night comedy.

I am really laughing at some of the headlines I am seeing on this as I surf the internet.


25 posted on 06/27/2011 12:07:50 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

It must be some tradition that when you announce that you are a Presidential Candidate, you then do/say something stupid that the Press can blow out of proportion.


26 posted on 06/27/2011 12:08:46 PM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: RummyChick
Headsmack
27 posted on 06/27/2011 12:09:00 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: dirtboy; onyx

Psst! Over here.


28 posted on 06/27/2011 12:09:30 PM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: RummyChick

How could she NOT know that the “Duke” was from Winterset and not Waterloo?

The media is going to ravage her for this screw up.


29 posted on 06/27/2011 12:09:44 PM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama can't count.)
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To: Tennessean4Bush; RummyChick

She’s been on my short list, so I hate to see something of this caliber happen. It’s more serious than Crain’s ‘Right of Return’ gaffe. Not knowing something about Israeli/Palestinian issues is one thing, but mistaking the ‘John Wayne’ that’s associated with the town you lived in is something else; regardless of how long she lived there.

Time will tell, but I hope she gets people more attuned to what they’re putting in speeches, and she not taking things for granted...


30 posted on 06/27/2011 12:11:00 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: andy58-in-nh

Napoleon’s defeat was actually outside the village of Plancenoit,which was more than four miles from Waterloo.


31 posted on 06/27/2011 12:11:12 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: RummyChick

John .Wayne is from Iowa but not Waterloo. So the mistake isn’t that bad!!


32 posted on 06/27/2011 12:12:29 PM PDT by crymeariver (Good news...in a way)
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To: RummyChick
She is going to get hit hard on this gaffe

Deservedly so. This isn't some off-the-cuff comment that she simply botched (who hasn't at some point?) -- this was, arguably, the most important political speech of her life, and this is a major flub.

33 posted on 06/27/2011 12:12:36 PM PDT by kevkrom (Imagine if the media spent 1/10 the effort vetting Obama as they've used against Palin.)
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To: kevkrom

No, it was an off the cuff comment to a reporter.

Don’t think she said it in the speech but I havne’t checked.


34 posted on 06/27/2011 12:14:06 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry, or both! Everyone makes mistakes, but at an official Presidential kick-off announcement?


35 posted on 06/27/2011 12:14:30 PM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: RummyChick

Wouldn’t someone already be aware if one shared the same hometown as someone as hugely famous as John Wayne to begin with? And then to mix the facts up with that horrific homosexual killer is a pretty darned embarrassing gaffe, to put it mildly.


36 posted on 06/27/2011 12:14:45 PM PDT by greene66
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Yeah, but that would’nt have made as good a song for ABBA.


37 posted on 06/27/2011 12:14:49 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: rintense; Brices Crossroads; Al B.; sarah fan UK; Virginia Ridgerunner

i yi yi yi yi.


39 posted on 06/27/2011 12:15:54 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly like and support Sarah Palin and want on her BUSY Ping List, let me know!)
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To: crymeariver

But John Gacy?? Come on. Whose screw up was this?


40 posted on 06/27/2011 12:16:08 PM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: kevkrom
and in one interview surrounding the official event she promised to mimic the spirit of Waterloo's own John Wayne.

Interview, not speech. That would have been much, much worse.

41 posted on 06/27/2011 12:16:15 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: RummyChick

If she really grew up in Waterloo, then I don’t see how she could possibly have made this mistake. Unless she had no interest in John Wayne until he became a convenient political symbol.


42 posted on 06/27/2011 12:16:26 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
Napoleon’s defeat was actually outside the village of Plancenoit,which was more than four miles from Waterloo.

That's true, and I've actually driven around the area. But as a matter of historical metaphor, no one ever says, "This might just turn out to be his 'Plancenoit'!"

43 posted on 06/27/2011 12:16:43 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: crymeariver

The problem is that Bachmann is from Waterloo.

She should know that the Hero was not born there and the infamous killer did live there.


44 posted on 06/27/2011 12:16:43 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

45 posted on 06/27/2011 12:17:07 PM PDT by FReepaholic (Land of the free my @ss)
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To: RummyChick
No, it was an off the cuff comment to a reporter. Don’t think she said it in the speech

Well, that's different then. Still a gaffe, but nowhere near as devastating.

46 posted on 06/27/2011 12:18:00 PM PDT by kevkrom (Imagine if the media spent 1/10 the effort vetting Obama as they've used against Palin.)
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To: rintense
Gacy wasn't really even that good in True Grit.
47 posted on 06/27/2011 12:18:00 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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Please delete my dup post in 32. Hit post too fast!


48 posted on 06/27/2011 12:18:07 PM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: RummyChick

So when we don`t like someone, like Obama, he`s a doofus for saying something dumb, but she`s on our side it`s the campaign underling`s fault? This woman wants to be leader of the free world and I sure won`t lower my standards to Obama-level awfulness because she`s of the right. If her campaign messed up, SHE hired the one who screwed up. This kind of sloppiness is intolerable for our side—you know, the side that`s supposed to have the highest standards and not support people because of feeeeelings of because we `like` her? Obama is infinitely beatable, but not by any of these boobs who are current possibilities. Damn, where are the smart conservatives with accomplishment, with life experience, with high intellectual and ethical standards?


49 posted on 06/27/2011 12:18:53 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (You can't go! All the plants are gonna die!)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I don’t think that would have worked as well as lyrics for an Abba song.


50 posted on 06/27/2011 12:19:02 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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