(CNN)-Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann stepped all over Elvis Presley's blue suede shoes while stumping Tuesday, when she mistakenly wished "The King" a "Happy Birthday."
August 16 actually marks the 34th anniversary of Presley's death.
"Before we get started, let's all say 'Happy Birthday' to Elvis Presley today," Bachmann greeted event attendees at a "Join Team Bachmann" rally in Spartanburg, SC.
"We played you a little bit of Promised Land when we pulled up. You can't do better than Elvis Presley and we thought we would celebrate his birthday as we get started celebrating taking our country back to work."
But Presley's birthday is in January, so the tea party darling's well wishes are eight months too late.
Please GOP- please run this retard for president
It's sad that the psycho/ignorant/racist/christian/white right wants to blame an economy that failed under Bush and his 2 wars and tax cuts to his wealthy cronies on the president. Too much Fox News, not enough reading
C'mon, the GOP has adopted the Jon Kyl byline for every public statement: "Not intended to be a factual statement"
And this woman was saying that if we default on our debt there will be no consequences! There is no doubt, she IS psychotic.
Listen to some of the HATE here!!! Again, the mantra from Obama's little trolls is everyone is "stupid." I an not buyiing it this time.
Stop with the stupid comments, stupid! I can say one thing about Bachmann. She works and works and works. No vacation and 1/2 of day of golf.
Who cares if Michelle Bachman didn't Elvis' birthday, most of the reporters who were following Michelle Bachman weren't even born when Elvis died. All the reporters know that Elvis is dead and left the building. This is all politicial pettyness and looking for politicians to screw up. I bet the reporter who wrote this article don't even know who is on Mount Rushmore.
This is all politicial pettyness.
dear teabag: please, please, please make sure this bumbling cheesehead gets elected president. i'm writing my PhD thesis on how dubya was not as dumb as he could have been, and i need all the proof i can get.
I honestly find it hillarious how many people haven't actually ever heard her speak, or have learned ANYTHING about her (or really any other candidate from either side) other than what John Stewart and other late-night sound bite experts propagate. While I haven't made any decision to support her or any other candidate, I at least want to hear what she says about items which are POLITICALLY RELEVANT to know for myself, rather than focusing solely on a flubbed fact about something so politically IRRELEVANT. Elvis's b-day vs anniversary of his death. So inconsequential, yet, its blood in the water for the foaming-at-the-mouth fact-checkers out there.
ERGro, didn't you notice. According to the new Democratic Party of adolescent males, all females are "dumb". Seems to their MO. By the way, if they look beyond their noses Bachmann has gotten alot of things "right"
Meanwhile President Failure was off to vacation in one of our glorious 57 states.
Happy Birthday Elvis! HAHAHAHAHA
Not nearly as bad as the President of our "57 States"!
Is'nt she the front runner in Iowa. Makes me wonder about Iowa and the level of intelligence of the state and its people.
I know who I WONT be voting for.
This is CNN's top story???? Shows the woman is human and not just speaking what she is told, the media tears anyone down that stands for something.
Anyone who does not know when the King of Rock of Roll died does not deserve to be president.
Bachmann wanted to make gratuitous use of Elvis' stardom and blew it. Poor Elvis isn't around to defend himself from people using his name and songs for political gain.
I’m still trying to figure out why we celebrate the day someone (we liked) died. When I heard Elvis was being celebrated, my first thought was that it was his birthday.
Does CNN draw focus to every stupid thing, lie and mistake that comes out of Obama's mouth? Of course not. Enough with trying to make all his opponents look bad. Let go of the kool aide cup CNN.
All this woman has to do is open her mouth. Is this the best the Teapublicans can offer America?
Hey guys obama said 57 states he obviously thinks theres 57 states let's keep putting comments that state that in a feeble attempt to draw comparisons between Obama (who actually seems to use his brain most of the time) and Bachmann (who never seems to use hers)! herp derp herp 57 states herp derp!
I am NOT a Bachmann fan.....AT ALL, but is this really a big deal? She clearly needs to have better fact checking but who really cares if it's Elvis's birthday or death day. Is this really how we gauge the capability of a candidate?
First, she get's his "birthday" wrong, then she try's to backtrack later and says, "Let's all shag now, if that's what you want to do"! And she wants to lead this Nation?! What a J-O-K-E !!
I am frankly dumbfounded that anyone thinks Michelle is a viable candidate for ANY office. She has done nothing of any value in her current job. Anyone with any brains would at least hire a fact checker to help keep dates and facts straight, once they'd made a few goofs. She doesn't even have the brains to do that. She is both arrogant and stupid. And for the clowns that keep referring to Obama's 59 states, like Michelle, you should check your facts. He wasn't referring to the US states. Other countries have states too. Stop listening to Fox and Limbaugh and go get someone to read a book to you.