Rock On, Bachmann!

Michele Bachmann, Congresswoman from MN who is considering a run for President of the United States, on at least two occasions over the last few days said the following to GOP audiences in New Hampshire: “It’s your state that fired the shot that was heard around the world, you are the state of Lexington and Concord, you started the battle for liberty right here in your backyard.” Well, unless New Hampshire’s backyard extends all the way down to Massachusetts where the real Lexington and Concord are, I think she got the wrong place.

What I wonder is did she know she got it wrong? The way things work today, someone on her staff must have been alerted pretty quickly (er, um, ah, excuse me, I know you are very busy right now, but please tell her it’s the other one…), so why after the first gaffe, didn’t she bother to correct her mistake? Pretty telling.

Then again, American history is fairly subjective. I’m just surprised she didn’t talk more about the Polish invading Pearl Harbor, or Washington wielding a sub-machine gun, mowing down legions of British soldiers at the Battle of Harlem, or  how God sided with the native Indians against the colonists until they scorned Him by backing casinos, or finally how, through work done by the House Special Committee on Un-American Activities, McCarthy warned us that Barack Obama was indeed a foreign born socialist ultra-left wing anti-corporate anti-capitalist pro-union fanatical liberal…a full 13 years before he was born (Congress was much more productive back then in the days of balanced budgets).

Hey, look, I’m not sure I could pass a spot-quiz on the Constitution right now, so let’s give her a break, right? I mean, it’s not like she’s running for President or anything.

— Jeff K

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