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John Wayne’s Parents Lived in Waterloo, Iowa


Once again.

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.

John Wayne.

Read here.

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?

Not true.

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.

Jeffrey Lord
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Jeffrey Lord, a contributing editor to The American Spectator, is a former aide to Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp. An author and former CNN commentator, he writes from Pennsylvania at His new book, Swamp Wars: Donald Trump and The New American Populism vs. The Old Order, is now out from Bombardier Books.
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