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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Bachmann: How will she deal?

Posted By on Tue, Jun 28, 2011 at 8:29 AM

Michele Bachmann made (another) campaign trail gaffe on the repeat opening of her presidential campaign in Waterloo (how's that for a metaphor). She said she was proud to be from the hometown of John Wayne. Actually, movie star John Wayne hailed from an Iowa town three hours away. Waterloo is the home of serial killer John Wayne Gacy.

Mistakes happen to all candidates. To some more than others, and that can be a barometer. But several writers have commented that more interesting than Bachmann's misspeak(s) will be her reaction to coverage. She's defensive and not prone to admit error. As James Fallows observed, Ronald Reagan laughed off his flubs to often endearing effect. Can Bachmann laugh at herself? Here's how it went on Waterloo's famous son. She did admit to misspeaking, which was unavoidable. But, you don't see much joshing in the video. Still talking John Wayne.

UPDATE: More fun fact-checking Bachmann.

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