All shook up: Bachmann flubs Elvis birthday
August 16th, 2011
01:40 PM ET
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All shook up: Bachmann flubs Elvis birthday

(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.


Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann • South Carolina
soundoff (374 Responses)
  1. Arun

    Shouldn't she be doing some due diligence before she opens her mouth!! Think what crap she will speaking if, never will be, she was the prez!!

    August 16, 2011 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  2. fayse

    Yet another flub for princess "Crazy eyes". I wonder if this cite will be condemned for the latest wild eyed photo?

    August 16, 2011 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  3. Publius Novus

    January 8, dear. BTW Michele, who is buried in Grant's Tomb?

    August 16, 2011 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  4. Shirley In California

    Is Bitchmann still trying to fool people she's electable? I will never forget her statement about black children being better off in a slave household. She's a nasty smelling, mean, ignorant bigot who will NEVER be anything other than a has been. Thank God for that.

    August 16, 2011 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  5. American1

    I was there and if a "news" person was there and that's the "news" they came away with after a great speech from a real patriot then that's a sad commentary on what an American News Network thinks is important in this country. Nice Newsweek journalistic picture too, I took better pictures with my phone. Way to lead us to idiocracy CNN.

    August 16, 2011 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  6. Eric in Manhattan

    She's an idiot, a bigot and a fraud.

    August 16, 2011 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  7. Derek Wain

    I don't recall any that the Team Obama media have endlessly repeated these woppers: Obama's reference to the "57 States I've visited"; to the "Austrian language"; and to "the President of Canada." Obama also asserted that a Kansas tornado had killed 10,000 people when only 12 had died. All politicians make verbal slip ups, but only those of conservatives are "gleefully" pointed out.

    August 16, 2011 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    Can this woman be any stupider?

    August 16, 2011 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  9. Robert

    oops!! Well, birth n death seem to go hand in hand with the GOP... they want everybody born, and then specific people made dead...

    August 16, 2011 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  10. creole

    LOL!!!! These Repugnance____Teabaggers are just so sad that it funny. Obama 2012. I mean where do these joke of a people come from. Come on America are we for real!!!!!!and the crazy thing is that this lady came out first this weekend on the Typified diode. Make you wonder about the folks that's playing this ...My Lord help us...lol!!!!

    August 16, 2011 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  11. Stupidscript

    How dare you publish that photo! She looks completely insane! Oh, wait ... there really isn't any other kind, in her case ... never mind. What a hottie! (I would have commented on the substance of her statement, if I could.)

    August 16, 2011 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  12. dennis freeman

    Stupid gets re-defined everyday...

    August 16, 2011 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  13. vet in texas

    and they say she is a contender...........amazing.

    August 16, 2011 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  14. flatbroke

    Is anyone really surprised?

    August 16, 2011 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  15. Oregon Calling

    Wow, she really is up on her history...........

    Peace :-)

    August 16, 2011 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  16. The Amazing Adventures of No-No-Bad-Dog

    Has anyone who supports her ever bothered to actually look at a picture of her? One look at her eyes and you know she is totally nuts!

    August 16, 2011 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  17. DrizzCon

    i still cant figure out who i would like to go away more... this idiot or Palin... honestly i would love to see both of them on Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader.. and the loser has to disappear and the winner gets a vacation to Juarez Mexico...

    August 16, 2011 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  18. Dave

    Good Lord this woman is dumber than dirt...

    August 16, 2011 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  19. ABM

    Are we shocked by this? NOPE. She has proven to me that she is not interested in facts. How can you be President of the United States if you made decisions based on gut instead of information?

    Time for her to go away.

    August 16, 2011 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  20. freidamurray

    Poor Michele. She just can't catch a break...flubbing the consitution, flubbing the location of historical events, etc.. But this is much worse. Those Tea Partiers, I'm sure, are Elvis fans. This is sacrilegious!

    August 16, 2011 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  21. TAM/otlset

    I love the CNN policy of finding the WORST picture they possibly can for their stories on conservative Republican women. As if nobody would notice. Sheeesh CNN - grow up!

    August 16, 2011 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  22. Anonymous

    Bigots should not be President.

    August 16, 2011 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  23. Lisa

    Doesn't this woman have anybody working for her who can fact check? It was all over the news today that this is the 34th anniversary of Elvis's death. If she is planning to ride into a southern town where everyone loved Elvis and make a comment, couldn't she have googled it first or have a staff member do it? If her staff is so inept at helping her, who in the world would she appoint as cabinet members if elected, which I seriously doubt. Maybe kindergartners who are of course, Evangelical Christians.

    August 16, 2011 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  24. GL

    This woman always look crazy in her pictures. She needs to niss the blue contacts.

    August 16, 2011 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  25. GL

    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."

    I do not know why Tim-P dropped out his soon. Just like he pointed out she do not know everything.

    August 16, 2011 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
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