Bachmann's big Elvis mix-up

The presidential hopeful wished the King a happy birthday on the anniversary of his untimely death


Peter Finocchiaro
August 16, 2011 11:17PM (UTC)

This post is past of our Bachmannalia series, in which we keep you updated on Michele Bachmann's bizarre, outrageous or just plain wrong utterances.

Aug. 16: Politico reports that Bachmann kicked off an event today in Spartanburg, S.C., with an impromptu celebration of mid-century Americana, by way of a birthday toast for Elvis Presley. "Before we get started, let's all say 'Happy Birthday' to Elvis Presley today," the Minnesota congresswoman was reported as saying.

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Only problem? Bachmann got her dates mixed up, and today is actually the anniversary of the King's untimely death. (For the record: Presley was born on Jan. 8, 1935. He died in 1977, at the age of 42.) 


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