Bachmann Makes Serial-Killer Gaffe

    Serial killer John Wayne Gacy is shown in this 1978 photo.

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    Maybe there can be a history round in the Republican primary debates. In an interview after she announced her candidacy, Michele Bachmann promised to act in the spirit of Waterloo, Iowa’s, John Wayne. But it turns out John Wayne Gacy, the serial killer, lived in Waterloo, while John Wayne, the movie star, lived in Winterset, nearly a three-hour drive away. "Well, what I want them to know is just like John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa. That's the kind of spirit that I have, too,” said Bachmann.

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