Some fabulous observations about our native son, compiled by Daniel Kurtzman:
“How about that Rick Santorum? He came in second because he is the anti-Romney. Wait a minute. I thought Mitt Romney was the anti-Romney.” –David Letterman
“According to new poll done by ’60 minutes,’ 2 percent of voters believe that Mitt Romney’s real name, his real first name, is Mittens. That’s true. If Romney legally changes his name to Mittens, he’s got my vote.” –Jimmy Kimmel
A memorial moment for Michelle Bachman’s campaign, in her own words, also assembled by Daniel Kurtzman:
“Well what I want them to know is just like, John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa. That’s the kind of spirit that I have, too” —Michele Bachmann, getting her John Waynes mixed up during an interview after launching her presidential campaign in Waterloo, Iowa, where she grew up. The movie star John Wayne was born in Winterset, Iowa, three hours away. The John Wayne that Waterloo was home to is John Wayne Gacy, a notorious serial killer.
“Before we get started, let’s all say ‘Happy Birthday’ to Elvis Presley today.” —Michele Bachmann, while campaigning for president in South Carolina on what was actually the anniversary of Elvis’s death
“But we also know that the very founders that wrote those documents worked tirelessly until slavery was no more in the United States. … I think it is high time that we recognize the contribution of our forbearers who worked tirelessly — men like John Quincy Adams, who would not rest until slavery was extinguished in the country.” — Michele Bachmann at an Iowans for Tax Relief event in January 2011. The Founding Fathers wrote slavery into the Constitution, and John Quincy Adams enforced slavery as President from 1825-29, and died in 1848 before its abolition in the US.