That was yesterday.
According to a statement from Bachmann’s campaign, actor John Wayne‘s parents did live in Waterloo before Wayne’s birth. ABC News confirmed that story. (…)
So, is this a major problem for Bachmann? James Fallows over at the Atlantic doesn’t seem to think so.
Says Dave Weigel, “I’m not from a small town, but I’m from a pretty anonymous place (Wilmington, Delaware), and I know that when you’ve got a tenuous local connection to a celebrity, you flaunt it.”
Someone probably once told her that John Wayne’s parents met in Waterloo and either she wrongly assumed he’d been born there or else she’s fumbling a talking point about John Wayne’s family being from Waterloo.
But this is simply too stupid a story to devote any further thought to, so let’s move on.