But the libs are going after Michele Bachmann today, because of what she said in Waterloo, Iowa, such as Steve Benen of the Washington Monthly.
Rep. Michele Bachmann, the unhinged Republican presidential candidate, desperately wants the public to believe she’s a “serious person,” and not at all a “flake.” She could start by avoiding mistakes like these.
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.
Thanks to fellow Freepers at FreeRepublic.com, it was pointed out that Benen "was an intern in Bill Clinton's White House Office of Speechwriting. In 1996, he was the communications director for an unsuccessful Democratic congressional campaign in Pennsylvania. From 1997 to 2002, Benen worked in the communications department at Americans United for the Separation of Church and State."
Plus, they referenced many of his recent Tweets:
As for Bachmann's slip of the toungue, Jonn at This Ain't Hell states:
Big damn deal, for Pete’s sake. John Wayne was born in Winterset, Iowa – three hours away from Waterloo. So what difference does it make? It’s Iowa, for cryin’ outloud. Not knowing the difference between Winterset and Waterloo doesn’t matter – what matters is that she knows the difference between John Wayne’s and John Wayne Gacy’s Americas.
Notice that the Think Progress article doesn’t mention where John Wayne was actually born…probably because they don’t know, or they didn’t want their readers to know that Bachmann was only an inch or so on the map off.
I’m no Bachmann fan, but I’m getting sick of this one-way nit-picking.
Unfortunately, this nit-picking is what passes for "news," especially when the so-called "mainstream media" is filled with Democrat party hacks like Chrissy Boy Matthews and Steve Benen.