Let me preface this by saying that Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is my prediction for the 2012 GOP Presidential nominee.
That said, she’s a big fan of Waterloo, Iowa’s own John Wayne (Gacy!!!):
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)
So, um, who wants to vote for the Presidential candidate with the serial killer platform?!
Seriously, though, between this and the “Lexington & Concord are in New Hampshire” incident and who can count how many other ridiculous comments and factually-inaccurate statements, how much longer before people who aren’t already-strong Bachmann supporters or hardcore teabaggers write her off as – I’ll put it politely – academically challenged?