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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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To: Nachum
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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To: humblegunner

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

The video is embedded in the article at Hot Air.


21 posted on 06/27/2011 5:14:52 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
I'm writing a letter...Need the date...6/27/08

Is that right?

22 posted on 06/27/2011 5:17:45 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Nachum
The video is embedded in the article at Hot Air.

Yeah. And now in post #16 it's also directly available here
via the original Youtube link. Without a side trip to Hot Air.

How about that?

23 posted on 06/27/2011 5:18:08 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Nachum

Gee have they ever focused this much on Biden’s gaffs? How about ‘Stand up Chuck’?


24 posted on 06/27/2011 5:18:24 PM PDT by ejdrapes (Chris Wallace is a jerk)
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To: Nachum

Well the MSM has been building her up over the last week. Now that she’s announced her campaign, they’ll start tearing her down.


25 posted on 06/27/2011 5:21:14 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: WillT

I don’t know when Bachmann left Waterloo.

Bachmann could say “I always thought that John Wayne was from Waterloo. That’s what we used to think, in Waterloo, back in the day. Perhaps Waterloo “claimed” John Wayne as their own back in the day, when they shouldn’t have, when it was only his parents who lived there.” Perhaps Michelle could say she misunderstood the story when she first heard it, so many years ago, in good ol Waterloo, IA. Her case could be backed up by something like John Waynes name associated with Waterloo in the past. A John Wayne movie festival in Waterloo 30 years ago. Anything like that.


26 posted on 06/27/2011 5:23:05 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: arderkrag

No... that was tina fey’s “see russia from my house”... the difference... Palin never said it and fey and bachmann did say what it is that they indeed did say.

LLS


27 posted on 06/27/2011 5:23:31 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH"! I choose LIBERTY and PALIN!)
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To: Retired Greyhound

obama is the worst of everything.

LLS


28 posted on 06/27/2011 5:24:05 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH"! I choose LIBERTY and PALIN!)
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To: WillT

John Wayne Gacy apparently lived in Waterloo for a time, but was in fact born in Chicago, which I know because I lived there all during his notorious capture and murder spree. It was BIG news there.
John Wayne the actor was born in Winterset Iowa, ( a fact I somehow knew from an early age) but his parents lived for a time in Waterloo.
So, for all practical purposes, they’re “even”.
The Gacy connection is exploited in this Bachmann story because it usefully plays into the ‘she’s nuts and unreliable as someone who can’t even get the simplest facts
straight, even while making a pandering remark to Iowans by associating herself with a patriotic American icon. A simple gaffe turns to gold because one of her researchers or fact-checkers got the facts wrong (probably by googling John Wayne Waterloo, and what came up was a factoid about Wayne’s parents living there before or after he was born) and a second reporter doing his own research
found the same fact about Gacy having lived there.The fact is, if nobody had found this fact about Gacy, Michelle’s gaffe would’ve barely registered, instead of now being utilized as a cornerstone in the ‘GET MICHELLE’ project.


29 posted on 06/27/2011 5:25:30 PM PDT by supremedoctrine ((yeah, that's right,supremedoctrine.))
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To: truthfreedom

http://www.artknowledgenews.com/John_Wayne_Film_Series.html
Waterloo Center for the Arts to feature John Wayne Film Series
(2009)
“one of Iowa’s most beloved actors, John Wayne.”

So, a quick check shows that even today, in Waterloo, there’s “favorite son” attached to him. Not explicitly as a Waterloo resident, but as an Iowan.


30 posted on 06/27/2011 5:27:16 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: Nachum

Brit Hume too delight in bringing this up with Juan Williams.


31 posted on 06/27/2011 5:27:24 PM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (bye bye you pervert!!!!)
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To: humblegunner
I did not realize you had a problem with the article. Generally I find the commentary and journalism at Hot Air useful.

Matter of fact in years of posting, this is the first complaint I have heard. The salient point was in their writing was that Bachmann was not incorrect in citing John Wayne's Iowa roots. Also, as she is now the new target for the JournOlist Soros funded attack machine, the response is warrented- hence the Hot Air link instead of only the vid link.

I take it you are not a Bachmann fan?

32 posted on 06/27/2011 5:29:35 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: WillT

Not just a soldier, an MOH recipient, whose parents received the medal from POtuS Obama.


33 posted on 06/27/2011 5:30:22 PM PDT by notatard?
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To: Nachum

Gacy was NOT “from” Waterloo, Iowa. He lived there for 2 or 3 years in the mid-1960’s. He was from Chicago.

She was stretching to claim John Wayne was from Waterloo, but her reference had nothing to do with Gacy, since he was not “from” Waterloo either.

Hit piece by the MSM. Welcome to Sarah Palin’s world.


34 posted on 06/27/2011 5:30:46 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: Sacajaweau

2008?

not 2011?


35 posted on 06/27/2011 5:32:22 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: laweeks
Correct. What Palin said was true; and very relevant to her qualifications.

She was making the point that being governor of Alaska was a wee bit different than being the governor of most any other state. Alaska was physically close enough to our mortal enemy to actually see it!
That affects what her role of governor would have entailed and issues she would have faced.
A bit different than being the governor of New Hampshire!

She NEVER said she could see Russia from her house!! It's an amazing crock of bullcrap that uneducated, liberal comedians could possibly spin and lie about this. I still get angry thinking about this.
Palins point was very relevant and she did not make a gaffe in anyway.
It was pure; deliberate character assassination. Part of it may be that the leftists who attempted the smear really are that clueless about Alaska.
I have never been to Alaska; but this is a fact I have known since I was kid. I just assumed everyone knew basic geography, and would know that the the Aleutian Islands tail out within visual distance of Russia..
I guess I assume too much. I guess liberals who never leave large cities just are not that educated about many things.

36 posted on 06/27/2011 5:32:38 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (2008 was about words; 2012 will be about numbers)
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To: Nachum

Completely insignificant when compared to Obama’s gaffe about Jared Monti.


37 posted on 06/27/2011 5:32:50 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: Nachum
NOTE to Republican Presidential Candidates.

If you want to get elected, KNOCK OFF THE BULL**** TRIVIA!!! Only the "media's" boy Barry can get away with these screw ups. If a Republican says something wrong, millions of innocent old people, women, children and puppies die.

KNOCK OFF THE BULL**** TRIVA AND STICK TO THE FACTS! Geeesh!

38 posted on 06/27/2011 5:33:16 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (When the going gets tough, the tough check themselves into "rehab".)
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To: Meet the New Boss

‘Gacy was NOT “from” Waterloo, Iowa. He lived there for 2 or 3 years in the mid-1960’s. He was from Chicago.’

Thanks for pointing that out. I had almost forgotten. I am originally from the Chicago area and he was a horror story there.

And it seems that John Wayne is considered a son of Iowa by many Iowans.
http://www.artknowledgenews.com/John_Wayne_Film_Series.html
Waterloo Center for the Arts to feature John Wayne Film Series

So, it seems not only was Bachmann correct, but the lie reached half way around the world before the truth is being told.


39 posted on 06/27/2011 5:37:38 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
Flake!
40 posted on 06/27/2011 5:41:28 PM PDT by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
I just assumed everyone knew basic geography, and would know that the the Aleutian Islands tail out within visual distance of Russia..

Nowadays our little monsters learn somethin' called Social Studies where they don't bother with geography . . . too much for the "educators" to learn . . . nothin' much to learn if you teach them "earth worship" and "green science," if you know what I mean.

Look at her other non-gaffes: Paul Revere's ride (she was right again) and her comment about harkening back to 1773 that the idiots in the libtard media made fun of until they realized (or did they) that the Tea Party WAS in 1773.

No apology of any kind. And yet, on a daily basis, you can go to NewsMax, click on jokes, and read at least 3 to 4 daily Palin-is-an-idiot-type jokes (old recycled Polish jokes from the 70s) that they also share with George W., and not a single one, ever, about the absolute fool of an illegal alien Jew-hating, Christian despising, muslim who lives in our White House and who hasn't visited all 58 states yet. Not once. Ever. Never.

41 posted on 06/27/2011 5:45:46 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

So far, the reaction might not be as bad as we feared.

I have tried several searches for “Michele Bachmann” throughout the day on Google News.

http://news.google.com/nwshp?hl=en&q=michele%20bachmann

An hour ago, they didn’t have hardly anything on it. Now it is their second leading thread, plus the Google people have put a nice little box at the top of the search results page with the infamous quote:

“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”

So far, the MSM attacks are not as severe as I thought they were going to be.

.


42 posted on 06/27/2011 5:52:18 PM PDT by bobk333
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To: Nachum
Ya know I don't give two hoots about politicians (Right and Left) making these kinds of slip ups. I don't care about Barry's "57 states". I don't care about "Russia from my house" (not even her words. Ya gotta look at the body of comments. But our MSM is so utterly useless our politics has devolved into rabidity over a slip up. These people talk a LOT. They are gonna say silly stuff. Quite simply I DO NOT CARE. All I wanna know is, where do they stand on .
43 posted on 06/27/2011 5:52:25 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: WillT

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.

According to the book “Duke: We’re Glad We Knew You” by Herb Fagen, Clyde and Molly Morrison - actor John Wayne’s parents – lived in Waterloo early in their marriage – but they moved to Winterset before the birth of son Marion Mitchell Morrison (he changed his name to John Wayne professionally).


44 posted on 06/27/2011 5:54:48 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Nachum

A reference to Obama signing the guest book somewhere (the
Queen of England I think?) and dated it with the year 2008 - just a month or so ago.


45 posted on 06/27/2011 5:56:51 PM PDT by 21twelve (Obama Recreating the New Deal: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts)
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To: arderkrag

Called a flake by being asked the question by Wallace the other day followed up by this.

IMO she is possibly toast, and if Palin was thinking of staying out because of Bachmann she should now fully dive in.

PS, Palin never said anything about seeing Russia from her house, that was a SNL comedian Tina Fey that made that line up.


46 posted on 06/27/2011 5:58:36 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: 21twelve

Ah! Now I get it. :)


47 posted on 06/27/2011 5:58:36 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: laweeks

I think we have been too passive in responding to this stuff. We need to intelligently forcefully throw this stuff right back in their face.


48 posted on 06/27/2011 5:58:52 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (2008 was about words; 2012 will be about numbers)
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To: arderkrag
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

lol...

49 posted on 06/27/2011 6:01:42 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Nachum
"Just like John Wayne was from Waterloo Iowa, that's the spirit I have too."

Could Waterloo Iowa be MB waterloo?

One should really have their facts correct when one opens ones mouth on camera, a gaff a day is not going to do her a lot of good. Yeah she was probably just playing up to the locals but she has the national media whores fact checking every word she utters.

50 posted on 06/27/2011 6:05:22 PM PDT by jpsb
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