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June 27, 2011

Michele Bachmann: John Wayne...John Wayne Gacy...Whatever



She sure does seem to have a problem with facts. Via Talking Points Memo:
In an interview with Fox News, Bachmann boasted: "But what I want them to know, just like John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa, that's the kind of spirit that I have, too."
As it turns out, John Wayne was from Winterset, Iowa. It was serial killer clown John Wayne Gacy who actually spent some time living in Waterloo, Iowa.

As for John Wayne's "spirit" that was decidedly racist. Via Wikipedia:
In an interview with Playboy magazine published on May 1, 1971, Wayne made several controversial remarks about race and class in the United States. The interview became a hot topic and many stores had trouble keeping the issue in stock.

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"There were great numbers of people who needed new land the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves"

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"I believe in white supremacy until blacks are educated to a point of responsibility. I don't believe in giving authority and positions of leadership and judgment to irresponsible people."

I'm going to spot her on this one and assume that this is just one more thing she doesn't know.
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