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Don't Be Cruel: Bachmann Wishes 'Happy Birthday' To Elvis -- On Anniversary Of His Death


This is not the first time Bachmann has mixed up some key details of American cultural history. When kicking off her campaign in Waterloo, Iowa, the town where was born, she boasted that the town was also the home of John Wayne. In fact, John Wayne's parents had only lived there briefly, before he was born in far-away Winterset, Iowa.

And not only that, the town had previously been home to the notorious serial killer John Wayne Gacy, who was imprisoned for a sexual assault case that was committed during the years he lived there, before he later went on to commit over 30 murders in the Chicago area.

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