Why I Want Michele Bachmann To Go Away

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on March 12, 2011

I like politicians whom I can take seriously. I tend to dislike politicians whom I cannot take seriously.

I cannot take Michele Bachmann seriously:

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann’s visit to the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire got off to a rocky start on Saturday morning when she misstated a key fact about the American Revolution in a speech to a group of local conservative activists and students.

“What I love about New Hampshire and what we have in common is our extreme love for liberty,” the potential GOP presidential candidate said. “You’re the state where the shot was heard around the world in Lexington and Concord. And you put a marker in the ground and paid with the blood of your ancestors the very first price that had to be paid to make this the most magnificent nation that has ever arisen in the annals of man in 5,000 years of recorded history.”

In fact, the 1775 Battles of Lexington and Concord that marked the first military engagements of the American Revolution took place in Massachusetts. But Bachmann did not correct her error when she referenced the battles again later in her speech.

Bachmann’s contorting of a basic fact about the fight for American independence was made all the more glaring because of her repeated references throughout her speech to the nation’s founding.

  • Dr.D

    Would this be as bad as referring to the 57 states? Somebody of no particular importance got a pass on that.

    • Pejman Yousefzadeh

      Not from me, he didn’t.

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