Bachmann: Campaign was 'almost mistake-free'
By Justin Sink - 05/04/12 01:04 PM ET
Michele Bachmann said that aside from a few minor stumbles, her short-lived presidential campaign was "extremely careful" and "almost mistake-free."
Minor stumbles? Seriously? I don't remember any minor stumbles. I remember the most perfect campaign since President Bartlett's re-election. So what were these couple of minor stumbles?
Michele Bachmann: I think one thing I learned is a person has to be extremely careful with what they say. Make sure you have Elvis Presley’s birthday down, because that’s very important, and know where John Wayne was born. Those are two extremely important pieces of information.Oh, right. I guess maybe there were a couple of things you might have done differently, like:
Maybe don't try to blame Jimmy Carter for Swine Flu?
Or maybe don't suggest eliminating the minimum wage?
Or maybe don't sign a pledge that contains language about how much better black folks had it during slavery?
Or claim that the Founding Fathers worked tirelessly to end slavery?
Or state that the shot heard 'round the world was fired in New Hampshire?
Or trash Medicare while your husband's "clinic" collects thousands of dollars from them?
Or claim that the hpv vaccine causes retardation?
But, yeah, it was pretty much the John Wayne thing and the Elvis thing. Ohter than that, perfect. Just ask whoever this hack interviewer is:
David Brody: You ran pretty much an impeccable campaign, in terms of a mistake-free campaign.
Michele Bachmann: Thank you, it really was.
David Brody: It pretty much was.
Bachmann: It really was, we were extremely careful, and we were almost mistake-free, but for those two points, Elvis Presley’s birthday and John Wayne’s birthplace. I’ve apologized, and we moved beyond.
So who is this David Brody? Well, according to his CBN bio,
David BrodyDavid Brody is an Emmy Award winning 23 year veteran news journalist
Oh, no, wait. We're thinking of David Broder, it does not go on to say.
David is also a political contributor to Glenn Beck's GBTV network
Oh, okay. Got it.