Michele Bachmann says "John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa" and the media goes nuts. Ohhhhhhhh what an idiot, she confused John Wayne with John Wayne Gacy the serial killer. Ha ha ha.
Now comes word that… yes indeed… Clyde Morrison and his blushing bride Molly got married in…. Waterloo, Iowa. And settled there.
Later moving to Winterset, Iowa. Where they had their bouncing baby boy Marion.
Who grew up to become -- yes indeed -- John Wayne.
Not John Wayne Gacy.
Is it entirely possible Bachmann made a small mistake -- the newlywed parents lived there and she thought Wayne was born there? Sure. But were his parents from Waterloo? Yes, 100% fact.
By the way, Barack Obama talked today about his 13 year-old daughter.
Problem? She's twelve.
Not to worry. Obama's a genius even if he gets his own daughter's age wrong. Bachmann is an idiot if she mistakes Wayne's parent's residence for Wayne's birthplace in the sentence "John Wayne was from Waterloo."
Do you know how many people say Calvin Coolidge was from Northampton, Massachusetts?
He was from Plymouth, Vermont. He moved to Northampton after college.
Are people who say these things idiots? No. But I bet most of them know the age of their kids.
And the Bachmann-was-thinking-of-John Wayne Gacy-idea?
Made up out of whole cloth by ignorant people with malice aforethought. And stupidly bought by some who should know better.
This country has serious problems. And this is what passes for debate? Disgraceful.