Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann has acknowledged that she occasionally is prone to “misspeaking”.
Gee, ya think?
Her latest “misspeaking” was during her “official” announcement that she was running for the GOTP nomination. During her fiery speech her mouth ran away with itself as she attempted to compare herself to conservative icon John Wayne. While attempting to paint herself in the Duke’s image, Bachmann wrongly claiming that Wayne was from her Waterloo, Iowa hometown, actually the John Wayne from her hometown was notorious serial killer John Wayne Gacy Jr.
After admitting she’d made another misspeak, Bachmann then reminded everyone that she was “a substantive, serious person” who would be a good president.
Yeah, she’s just a “substantive, serious person,” who just happened to screw up her announcement speech by demonstrating she didn’t even know her own hometown history. Knowing your hometown history is very important in mid-America.
After declaring “John Wayne was from Waterloo” she went on to say “that’s the kind of spirit that I have, too.”
So, do you have the spirit of the actor John Wayne, who wasn’t born in Waterloo, or do you have the spirit of John Wayne Gacy Jr. who was born there? The GOTP hopeful later told CNN that her comments “were just misspeaking” and that her main intent was to show she identified with Wayne’s patriotism.
Again, is that the Duke’s patriotism, or Wayne Gacy’s? And while we’re on this subject, exactly what did John Wayne do to demonstrate his patriotism? Besides make a lot of movies where he played soldiers? Did he ever serve in the military? Did he ever run for office? What exactly did he do to show what an awesome patriot he was? It the same kind of conservative rhetoric people engage in when calling Sean Hannity’s show and proclaiming he’s a “great America”. Why, because he has a talk show? He’s never served in the military, he’s never run for office, he’s a conservative talking head, and that makes him a great American?
“I wish I could be perfect,” Bachmann said. “I’m a substantive, serious person” who has “good sense on how to turn the economy around” as president.
Wow; where to start on that comment? I guess I could say something about the fact she’s claimed she never received any income from a family farm even though financial statements demonstrate she’s made tens of thousands of dollars from it. Somehow, someone who consistently misspeaks, and who lies about her personal finances is not someone I trust to “turn the economy” anywhere.