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Media pretty excited over Bachmannís John Wayne gaffe in Iowa
hot air ^ | 6/27/11 | Allahpundit

Posted on 06/27/2011 4:59:22 PM PDT by Nachum

Watch below courtesy of a YouTube account titled, no joke, “BachmannLovesGacy.” The gaffe: She claimed in an interview with Fox News that she shares the spirit of another famous Waterloo, Iowa, resident, John Wayne. But John Wayne never lived in Waterloo; John Wayne Gacy did, which means this is either (a) another sloppy factual error a la her claiming that Lexington and Concord are located in New Hampshire or (b) some sort of Freudian slip that proves she secretly identifies with lunatics or something. (Bachmann loves Gacy!) Her critics will insist they’re sticking to the first narrative but their read on Bachmann has always been that she’s evil and/or nuts. See, e.g., Matt Taibbi’s long profile of Bachmann in Rolling Stone this month asserting that she’s “grandiose crazy, late-stage Kim Jong-Il crazy” or Colbert King recently dismissing her as “Barbie with fangs.” It’s embarrassing that she wouldn’t know that the Duke lived in Winterset, Iowa, not Waterloo, given that she’s been selling herself over the past few days as a proud Hawkeye, but no one will care in a day. Without the Gacy angle, though, to nudge along the “she’s nuts” storyline, you probably wouldn’t have heard of this; it would have been dismissed as her mixing up two town names that begin with “W” and that would have been it.

In fact, it’s even lamer than that. It turns out there is a Waterloo connection for John Wayne:

Bachmann’s campaign pointed out to ABC News today that actor John Wayne’s parents did live in Waterloo, although the actor himself did not.

And a little internet research proves that point correct.

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


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Sorry, can't hear you, I've got 57 states and a uh uh uh uh uh teleprompter in my ear.
1 posted on 06/27/2011 4:59:27 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

This will be Bachmann’s “Russia from my house”.


2 posted on 06/27/2011 5:00:57 PM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country.----------In the same way Rush is balance, I am consensus.)
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To: Nachum

Let’s see, what’s the bigger gaffe - a presidential candidate mixing up the location of a movie star, or the President of the United States claiming that a dead soldier is really alive. Hmmmm, I wonder.


3 posted on 06/27/2011 5:01:59 PM PDT by WillT
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To: WillT

Great point!!!


4 posted on 06/27/2011 5:03:13 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: Nachum

Corpse-man anyone?

How about the CMOH posthumous gaffe?

Obama is the biggest gaffer of all-time.


5 posted on 06/27/2011 5:03:32 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: WillT

She didn’t mix up a movie star’s location and Bachmann is from Waterloo.


6 posted on 06/27/2011 5:03:43 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Nachum
John Wayne was from Winterset, Iowa. It was a stupid mistake, but not the biggest mistake ever made.

That said, she REALLY needs to watch her step from here on out and stop with the stupid mistakes if she expects to be taken seriously.

7 posted on 06/27/2011 5:04:13 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: WillT

How about a President delivering a speech in Austria and stating he doesn’t know how the term “wheeling and dealing” is said in Austrian.


8 posted on 06/27/2011 5:06:04 PM PDT by bereanway
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To: Nachum
John Wayne was born in Winterset IA but moved away by the age of four.
9 posted on 06/27/2011 5:06:29 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Nachum

Ha, I was going to ask which one of the 57 states she said this in!!!


10 posted on 06/27/2011 5:07:02 PM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: kabar

John Wayne never lived in Waterloo, IA. Bachmann asserted that he did. It’s a mistake, albeit no big deal.


11 posted on 06/27/2011 5:07:18 PM PDT by WillT
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To: Nachum
The MSM isn't excited at all by these:

http://obamasgaffes.blogspot.com/

12 posted on 06/27/2011 5:07:54 PM PDT by preacher (A government which robs from Peter to pay Paul will always have the support of Paul.)
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Media pretty excited over Bachmann’s John Wayne gaffe in Iowa

You don't suppose she will take Joe Biden on as a running mate considering, do you?

13 posted on 06/27/2011 5:07:58 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Nachum

Do we even have journalists in the true meaning of the word anymore?

These people are a disgrace.


14 posted on 06/27/2011 5:08:13 PM PDT by Mr. Peabody
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To: Nachum

The point is, is that she has got to fire the asscrack that gave her that info to put in her speech. I wouldn’t let that person anywhere near my campaign again.

Incidentally, Palin did NOT say she could see Russia from her house . . . it was part of a comedy script for that jackass on SNL. She said she could see Russia from the Aleutian Islands, which is absolutely true . . . not from her house.


15 posted on 06/27/2011 5:08:31 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Nachum

Yeah, here’s the video link since you seem to have forgotten:

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


16 posted on 06/27/2011 5:09:00 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

This is merely a result of the real problem, which is candidates feeling like they have to suck up to Iowans.

Why Iowa is always the first state to vote is beyond me.

I will support the first candidate that has the balls to call for an end to the Iowa/New Hampshire two-step, rather than participating in it.


17 posted on 06/27/2011 5:09:50 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: Nachum
Gaffe Scoreboard

Bachman: 1

0bama: 1,000,000 and counting

18 posted on 06/27/2011 5:09:57 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

Amen! Although I am not a big fan of MB, you are absolutely correc. She needs to not leave openings like that.


19 posted on 06/27/2011 5:10:18 PM PDT by VMI70
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To: WillT

Forget knowing if someone’s alive....that idiot doesn’t even know what year it is.


20 posted on 06/27/2011 5:13:10 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Public employee unions are the barbarian hordes of our time.)
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