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Michele Bachmann wishes Elvis a Happy Birthday... on the day he died

By August 16, 2011

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US Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann may have won the meaningless Iowa GOP straw poll Saturday, but that didn't stop her from making an unfortunate gaffe about the King of Rock and Roll while taking a victory lap at a campaign event in Spartanburg, SC. Speaking to a crowd at the local drive-in restaurant The Beacon, Bachmann declared:

"Before we get started, let's all say 'Happy Birthday' to Elvis Presley today. Happy Birthday! ...you can't do better than Elvis Presley. And we thought we'd celebrate his birthday as we get started the celebrating Take Our Country Back tour!"

Unfortunately, what she thought was Elvis' birthday (January 8) was actually the anniversary of his death (August 16, 1977). It is unclear why she mentioned Elvis in South Carolina, as he was born in Tupelo, MS, and gained fame in Memphis.


August 17, 2011 at 12:31 am
(1) Derek Wain says:

I don’t recall any that the Team Obama media have endlessly repeated these woppers: Obama’s reference to the “57 States I’ve visited”; to the “Austrian language”; and to “the President of Canada.” Obama also asserted that a Kansas tornado had killed 10,000 people when only 12 had died. All politicians make verbal slip ups, but only those of conservatives are gleefully pointed out. The ad hominem attacks against Bachmann by the media jackals have boomeranged against the Left and hugely helped Bachmann. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/how-attacking-michele-bachmann-is-making-her-stronger/2011/07/27/gIQAWdz4cI_blog.html Whenever the press attacks Bachmann, she gets a flood of support and money. She becomes ‘Every Woman,’ a misunderstood Tea Party mother of five facing down an elitist, arrogant, Obama-leaning press corps” The dogs bark, but the caravan moves on. 8/14/11 Bachmann wins Iowa Straw Poll.

August 17, 2011 at 9:35 am
(2) D S Fill says:

It is amazing how the “Mainstream” media covers for Obama and is gaffe’s. They are still saying that Bachman mistook John Wayne and John Wayne Gacy as being from Iowa. GUESS WHAT…John Wayne (the actor WAS born in Iowa), but alas the jokes keep going on about her. I guess Obama can get away with all kids of errors, but we are supposed to forgive him, yet we are to think that Bachman is an idiot.


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