Michele Bachmann & John Wayne Gacy: Crazy clowns from Iowa [VIDEO]

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You can see the resemblance to John Wayne Gacy right around the eyes.
This morning, while in Iowa to announce her candidacy for president, Michele Bachmann made a play for local brownie points by comparing herself to one of the town's native sons, John Wayne.

But John Wayne was from Winterset, Iowa. And the John Wayne from Waterloo is actually killer clown John Wayne Gacy.

Oops?

Speaking on the front lawn of a quaint little home, Bachmann told a Fox News reporter, "John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa. That's the kind of spirit that I have, too."

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John Wayne (left) and John Wayne Gacy. Not the same thing.
But The Duke is actually from a town about three hours away. The only famous John Wayne from Waterloo was one of the most deranged murderers in American history -- the "Killer Clown" himself, John Wayne Gacy. Gacy's first arrest happened in Waterloo, after two teenage boys accused him of sexually assaulting them. After spending less than two years in prison for sodomy, he went back to Waterloo, then brutally raped and murdered 33 boys and young men over a period of six years, stashing the bodies in crawl spaces, his basement or dumping them in a river. He was executed in 1994.

Bachmann/Gacy 2012?

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UPDATE: Bachmann is claiming to be technically correct:

The Bachmann campaign sent this explanation: "John Wayne is from Iowa, his parents lived in Waterloo."

And indeed his parents did in fact live briefly in Waterloo -- in fact, according to "Duke: The Life and Image of John Wayne," it's where they met. But soon after their marriage they moved to Winterset, where Wayne was born.

UPDATE II: Bachmann admits "misspeaking" about John Wayne

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Michael Mazzone Jr
Michael Mazzone Jr

Well, Pilgrim, I guess it's time for Bachmann to get some help from The Duke.

Mn Voter
Mn Voter

Dork is right! Gacy lived in Chicago just like Obama! Is that why liberals are so enamored with Gacy? I never heard bachmann say anything about Gacy. All his murders too place in Chicago and now Obama's leading man is the new mayor of Chicago. MMMMM A liberal gay clown probably a fan of Obama.

dorkfist
dorkfist

Gacy lived in Waterloo for only 2-3 years before being arrested for sodomy and sentenced to ten years in prison.  He was born and raised in Chicago and moved back there after getting parole.  All his murders took place in Chicago.  Can't expect City Pages to read Wikipedia I guess.

By George
By George

The worst part of Michele Bachman's "John Wayne" comment may be the fallout over his 1971 interview in Playboy. In a 1971 Playboy interview, Wayne said: "We can't all of a sudden get down on our knees and turn everything over to the leadership of the blacks. I believe in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility. I don't believe in giving authority and positions of leadership to irresponsible people." One author sought to minimize it by saying it was said during a time that society was more tolerant of politically incorrect speech.  That is a stretch.  There are and have been scholarly gifts bestowed upon us by blacks throughout history.  Remember George Washington Carver? Racism is not specific to a time in society, a place on the earth, or a culture in the world.  It is common to all of us and all times in history.  John Wayne was racist. She may have unwittingly lost the black vote.  But more telling is she has reinforced the notion that she misspeaks, is culturally uninformed, and incapable of appropriately leading the diverse demographic in this nation.

jas507
jas507

It's amazing how you liberal loons jump all over Congress woman Bachmann over a minor speaking error. When the Obama/Biden circus makes daily speaking errors that are even more laughable. Such as 57 states, corpse instead of corps, and mixing up veterans day and memorial day. What makes them more laughable is a majority of the time Obama and Biden are reading off of a teleprompter.

Chuck
Chuck

The headline/story should be "Liberal Press Confuse Actor John Wayne with Murderer John  Gacy"

June 28, 2011

Presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann announced her candidacy for the nation's highest office yesterday from her hometown of Waterloo, Iowa.

Bachmann managed to ruffle liberal feathers even with this simple declaration. Speaking to Fox News, Bachmann noted, "John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa. That's the kind of spirit that I have, too."

John Wayne's parents met in Waterloo Iowa, and the actor was born in nearby Winterset. The liberal press was quick to note the distinction between Waterloo and Winterset, and then brought executed Chicago area mass murderer John Gacy into the conversation.

Twin Cities alternative publication City Pages, for example, noted that Gacy was born in Waterloo. City Pages then included this misleading half-truth in an article it ran on the John Wayne/John Gacy/Waterloo link yesterday:

"After spending less than two years in prison for sodomy, he [Gacy] went back to Waterloo, then brutally raped and murdered 33 boys and young men over a period of six years, stashing the bodies in crawl spaces, his basement or dumping them in a river. He was executed in 1994."

City Pages somehow fails to note that these murders occurred hundreds of miles away in the Chicago area--not in Waterloo, Iowa, as City pages would lead one to believe.

Somehow, one gets the impression City Pages won't be correcting their story.

Hey, it's a free publication folks. You get what you pay for.

Bianca
Bianca

Question. Will Bachmann be making an appearance at the gathering of the juggalos this year?

Maxine
Maxine

Oh, Michelle. Will you please move back to Iowa and stop having Minnesota associated with your name. Please...

Dale Harley
Dale Harley

Dems will do anything for opposition research. Here is a case where Michele Bachmann was born in Waterloo. John "The Duke" Wayne's parents lived in Waterloo but had moved before the Duke was born. It is easy to postulate that some pride of place led to a story that John Wayne was born in Waterloo and this story could have been part of provincial lore.

Only Weiner-loving perverts would use Gacy's birth place in association with Rep. Bachmann.

curioso
curioso

Oh, this is too funny. Even better is the conservatives forced to defend her. I love this.

glee2112
glee2112

Wow!!  That's almost as bad a gaffe as Obama's last week.  You know, the one where he was giving a speech to the 101st Mountain Division & claimed that Jared Monti (medal of honor recipient) came back from combat alive.  Ooops Obama, actually no, he died in Afghanistan.  Did CP report on that one?  Probs not.....

Bill Crosby
Bill Crosby

That's a pretty big mistake, but the real question is...who actually cares? Obviously this article was only written because other people are just as bored at work today as I am...I feel your pain...28 more minutes......

Mn Voter
Mn Voter

Blagojevich guilty on most countsEdwards found quiltyClinton found quiltyGore a paronoid liarObama violating the War Power Act (among many other crimes)Obama wants 57 statesand the liberals want to make an issue about gacy. Wow, how lame you bird brains are!

CJ
CJ

Wow...this made my afternoon. Hilarious.  Bachman/Gacy 2012 might be a ticket I could get behind.

Guest
Guest

I'm so tired of her claiming to be "technically correct."

Tonyj2269
Tonyj2269

What a flake! She is just going to make a fool out of her self and it sure is going be fun to sit back and watch!

Spcglider
Spcglider

I'm finding it extremely hard to believe that anyone who's held office as long as Bachmann could truly be that amazingly stupid. Or lucky.  So... what's her endgame?

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Why would she try to defend herself against the sexist and biased liberal media?

Michele, just tell them – “I’m aspiring to be like the current President Barack Obama, and I will purposely misspeak weekly.” 

I sure the “extremely diverse and tolerant crowd”, (Liberals) should accept her despite what she says, right?

M
M

I must admit she finds a way to muck things up enough to open the doors of opportunity for things such as this. It's her own fault, not the medias.

ViaChicago
ViaChicago

In the spirit of Ed Gein you can make some lamp shades after you lose the election.

Guy
Guy

Thanks for the post. CP is careful enough to say that Gacy was "from" Waterloo, not "born" there. He was a fixture of Waterloo society and convicted of sex crimes there, so it's at least somewhat forgivable to say that he's "from" Waterloo even though he wasn't born there. But CP definitely can't say that he "went back to Waterloo, then brutally raped and murdered 33 boys," because he did that in the Chicago area.

You're right. There will be no apology, because City Pages never apologizes.

zerofor
zerofor

If only they had the resources to do journalism on national figures rather than just people from the Twin Cities. Maybe you should make a contribution to them to improve their journalistic reach and standards?

Zorromcgee
Zorromcgee

Good job on taking those lessons from the Jerk! The article was not on any of the people you listed. it was on bachmanns ignorance. If you want to discuss criminal politicians then write your own article. I would recommend you start with agnew and nixon, followed by ted stevens and larry craig.

Aaron
Aaron

What were Clinton and Edwards found guilty of? And what has Gore lied about?

Swee2th
Swee2th

It's not an issue about Gacy. The issue is Bachmann's unrelenting ignorance, something her brain dead supporters refuse to acknowledge -- probably because they, too, are supremely ignorant.

Guy
Guy

Her inability to just laugh it off and move on should worry a lot of voters. Rather than admit that she made a small (and funny) mistake, she scrambles her team into "revision" mode and just comes off as humorless and insecure.

Mn Voter
Mn Voter

The OVAL office! In a few short years she will be Madame President and the USA will be saved from the evil Obama clown.

Independent in CO
Independent in CO

"Diverse and tolerant" does not imply gullible or stupid. BTW - I think you mean "aspiring", not "inspiring" - right?

Guy
Guy

Usually I would chalk this up to CP's usual desperate mudslinging, but you have to admit that this is just plain funny. It has nothing to do with liberal media bias, and it won't have any consequences for her campaign. It's just a funny story. I mean, come on, she accidentally compared herself to one of the worst human beings in American history. Everyone knows that she didn't mean to. We're just having a good laugh.

CJ
CJ

I'm confused what about her gaffe indicates that the media is sexist or biased. They didn't put those words in her mouth. This is along the idiocy of "Have you ever hunted man?" comments a la Ventura.

Zorromcgee
Zorromcgee

again I translate from the jerkese for all non-jerks-firast the jesk is saying we should not hold MB accountable for what she says and that she would be follish to answer any questions on her errors. Then he goes to make make up a quote that includes a built in "mis-speak" for her. He closes with a his misundetanding of what accepting and excusing means.

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

Don't forget Mark Foley and Jim Kolbe the Republican pedophiles that Republican leadership knew about and protected for a long time before the media broke the story.   John Boehner was one of the scumbags that protected Mark Foley and now he's Speaker of the House.   Nice family values there Republicans.  No wonder the conservative Catholic leadership loves Republicans so much.    

Mn Voter
Mn Voter

Clinton plead guilty to perjury in Arkansas for lying about his molestation of a teenager (he gave up his law license to avoid jail time). Edwards was guilty of having a baby from an affair during his Democratic Primary. He is now being tried but has already admitted the affair, the bastard child and the pathetic a$$hole that all democrats are! Al Gore stole billions telling lies about Polar Bears and global freezing (70's) then global warming (recently) then to climate change. He used our tax dollars to fund "Research" at three universities that made up the data. he needs to be tried and hung!

glee2112
glee2112

Man made globa......oh wait, it's now climate change.  Um, he lied about man made climate change.  That is what Gore lied about.

glee2112
glee2112

Unrelenting ignorance?  Was it unrelenting ignorance when Obama claimed Jared Monti was still alive?  Was it unrelenting ignorance when he spoke about our 57 states?  Was it unrelenting ignorance when in the same week he claimed we're losing jobs to ATMs (are you f*ing kidding me?) & that we're creating jobs via robotics (You can't have it both ways brother).  Or how about the restaurant he used as an example of the success of the auto bailout that closed 2 weeks later.  Or maybe it was his unrelenting ignorance that caused him to completely botch the toast to the queen of England.  You know CP would've been all over Bachmann's ass if she pulled any of these gaffes.  But since it's your socialist wet dream in office, for some reason you're blind to his stupidity.  Oh, let's not forget, he's also driving this country's economy into the ground.  That of course might be just a tad ignorant.  Just for the record, I don't claim Bachmann to be anything more than an opportunistic politician.

Mn Voter
Mn Voter

If a conservative put blackface paint over Obama they would be called Racist. Anyone who likes this is a Sexist! Plain and simple. The democrats abuse woman, cheat with other men and woman, lie and hate america! WTF just move over to Greece!

Mn Voter
Mn Voter

I forgot the Weiner. If this is the best CP and do when so many criminal democrats are being judged guilty - Wow are they stupid.

Aaron
Aaron

Having a baby from an affair is not a crime. The cover-up may be, but Edwards has yet to be found guilty of any  crimes.

And as for Gore's supposed "lies," who are you to say that man-made climate change is a lie?

zerofor
zerofor

Apparently only famous Democrat liars get the death penalty in Mn Voter's world.

Independent in CO
Independent in CO

It is absolutely RIDICULOUS to imply that democrats abuse women, when in actuality the republican party is the one working night and day to take away their hard-won civil rights. I don't know what kind of blinders or goggles or rose-colored glasses you're wearing, but dude, they're not letting you SEE.

Guy
Guy

Obama is black, so why would anyone put black face paint on him? And how does this Bachmann story have anything to do with the fact that she's a woman? If anyone of any party, race, or sex made such a funny mistake, they'd be getting the same treatment as Bachmann (maybe not from CityPages, but from the press and public in general). And I don't even think I need to point out how delusional it is to think that only Democrats cheat on their spouses and lie. And as for hating American and moving to Greece...WTF? Time to adjust your medication. Seriously, I'm worried about you.

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

Are you seriously so stupid that you think only Democrats break the law?   Neither side has a monopoly on that however there is a big difference in how Democrats treat lawbreakers as opposed to Republicans.  See Democrats generally get pissed and try to remove law breaking or ethic breaking Dems from office.   Republicans embrace lawbreakers and protect them.  That's why Anthony Weiner resigned while David Vitter is still in office.   Another key difference between Dems and Republicans is Republicans had a pedophile sex scandal which they attempted to cover up.   When it was revealed that Mark Foley was a pedophile Republicans spent most of the time blaming the media.   If you also want to see the moral failings of Republicans look at John Edwards vs. Newt Gingrich.    Both are scumbags that cheated on their wife who had cancer.   John Edwards is a national joke and hated by all Dems.    Newt Gingrich is running for President and is a Fox News contributor.   

Mn Voter
Mn Voter

No I meant Blogo the democrat governor that is now a felon. No I meant Clinton the perjurer who gave up his law license. No I meant Edwards the top Democrat who lied to his wife and had a baby out of wedlock during the dem primary and no one bothered to care! No maybe it was that govenor now cnn host sleazter! Who lies you wannabe Michele Bachmann! You don't even come close. If someone but blackface on Obama you'd call them a racist - just like john steward is! IMPEACH OBAMA the War Criminal for KILLING civilians!

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

Actually you are thinking about David Vitter, he's a Senator who actually broke the law and is still in office.  Anthony Weiner hasn't broken the law yet almost all Democrats called for his resignation.  David Vitter actually broke the law while cheating on his wife.  Almost all Republicans supported him, in fact Republican Legislators donated to his reelection campaign.   They did this because all Republicans are stupid scumbags that don't hold their own party responsible.   So you are an idiot that loves being lied to.  

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