Michele Bachmann Confuses John Wayne With John Wayne Gacy

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By Radar Staff

Hollywood legend John Wayne must be turning in his grave!

Presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann, who is becoming as famous for her on-air gaffes as she is her Christian right-wing views, made another major faux pas Monday.

The Minnesotan made a triumphant return to her hometown of Waterloo, Iowa to officially announce her run for presidency, but when a microphone was placed in front of her things all went a little awry.

Explaining that just like John Wayne, the all-American hero and cowboy, she too was from Waterloo, Iowa – hence she chose the location to announce her candidacy.

“Well what I want them all to know is that just like John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa… that’s the kind of spirit that I have, too,” Bachmann told a Fox News reporter.

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However, it’s another John Wayne – John Wayne Gacy, the serial killer, that actually lived in Waterloo – the veteran actor was from Winterset, around 150 miles away.

Gacy was incarcerated in Waterloo for attempted sexual assault prior to killing dozens of young men and boys during six-year murder spree.

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