Michele Bachmann got her Elvis Presley dates mixed up during a campaign stop Tuesday in South Carolina. “Before we get started, let’s all say happy birthday to Elvis Presley today!” Bachmann said. But Aug. 16 is the anniversary of Elvis’ death, in 1977, and someone in the crowd shouted back, “He died today!” Investigators have since discovered that she had been scheduling a few events which could lead to more gaffs, including planning a September 11th air show on the New York City skyline to celebrate “The Anniversary of The Wright Brother’s inventing the airplane.”
Bachmann of course isn’t the first Presidential candidate to say something improper on the campaign trail. Many historians will remember perhaps the biggest campaign catastrophe; Abraham Lincoln’s “N Word” incident during a speech in North Carolina, a speech which was later recreated by Comedian Michael Richards (of Seinfeld popularity), and which would eventually lead Lincoln to completely refocus the direction of his campaign to an anti South / anti Slavery stance. Of course after Lincoln’s victory, this eventually leads to the Civil War.
However, in what arguably could have resulted in an equally embarrassing gaff, a campaign organizer for Bachmann who asked to not be identified, has revealed that Bachmann was planning a September 11th air show on the New York City skyline, to celebrate “The Anniversary of The Wright Brother’s inventing the airplane.” When questioned, Bachmann initially denied these allegations, however later stated, “Look, get off my ass, I knew it had something to do with airplanes.”