VIDEO: Michele Bachmann confuses John Wayne (hero) with John Wayne Gacy (serial killer)


Michele, Michele, Michele, John Wayne the movie legend wasn't from Waterloo, Iowa. John Wayne Gacy, the serial killer, on the other hand...

Via The Washington Times:

John Wayne, the movie legend, is in fact from Iowa and the John Wayne birthplace is a celebrated landmark — only it's in Winterset, which is a nearly three hour drive away from Waterloo.

Gacy, though, had his first taste of the criminal life in Waterloo...


John Wayne Gacy, Jr. (March 17, 1942 – May 10, 1994) was an American serial killer also known as the Killer Clown who committed the rape and murder of 33 teenage boys and young men between 1972 and 1978. Twenty-six of Gacy's victims were buried in the crawlspace of his home, three others elsewhere on his property and four victims were discarded in a nearby river.

Gacy became known as the "Killer Clown" due to his charitable services at fundraising events, parades and children's parties where he would dress as "Pogo the Clown," a character he devised himself.

-- "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."

That's right, Prez-Wannabe Bachmann just boasted about having the spirit of a rapist and murderer. Okay, no she didn't, but it would be helpful if, again, she either checked her facts or her own mouth.

Poor Michele has made so many gaffes lately, it's nearly as hard to keep up with hers as it is with those emanating from Former Half-Gov Stupetta McBlooperPants.

H/t: @JabezMcB

  • Dwelling on the inconsequential, again? By inconsequential, I mean the person, what she says and her political party.

  • I wasn't referring to him personally. Ugh, never even liked him. He was a
    "hero" in the movies, that was his persona.

  • Anonymous

    Actor John Wayne (real name Marion Morrison) was FAR from a "hero".  He was a draft dodger during World War II, using concocted medical issues to get deferments.  Then he PLAYED U.S. soldier-heroes in many films, and loudly supported the illegal U.S. war of aggression on the people of Vietnam.  Wayne was a chickenhawk long before that term was coined.

  • Is it so much fun to watch her shred, uh, EVERYTHING, into ribbons, that she could actually get elected?  It's like watching the geek at the circus...or the bearded lady.  

    People can't help but watch.  ABC and CBS (prolly other, don't know) are actually covering her as though she's credible.  WTF????

  • Anonymous

    Heck, I only lived in Waterloo/Cedar Falls for two year and I knew that.  And are you sure that is the demographic you are after, Michelle?  Did your parents meet at a family reunion there in Waterloo?

  • For so many years it was Yogi Berra with his humorous verbiage, "when you come to a fork in the road take it" and Michele has actually found the route.

    I have this feeling, speaking as a native Minnesotan, that we ain't seen nothing yet with this woman. There is more to come. As the Greeks said millenia ago, even fools have mouths.

    Jeff Wilfahrt, Rosemount, MN

  • Chris Wallace had no business asking Michele Bachmann if she was a "flake." He should have used words like "nutjob...whackadoodle....freak."

  • I can't wait to hear about how the Father of Our Country invented peanut butter.

  • Face.Palm.Tree.