Oops! Michelle Bachmann got another historical "fact" wrong. This time she was talking about a topic more important than the history of the republic. She was talking about the King. Elvis Presley's birthday is January 8. The date of his death was Agust 16, 1977. I was in Greencastle, Indiana, that day, preparing for the start of my last year a DePauw. I had dined on a fried banana-and-peanut butter on whole wheat sandwich. Well, the part about the sand wich is not true. But the part about DePauw is.
I have to wonder what she studied during her undergraduate years at Winona State University in Minnesota. I do not get the impression her strengths lay either in rock and roll trivia or American history. From other statements she has made, it appears she does not seem to have a grasp of economics. Maybe that is what scares me most about her latest gaffe. She mistook the King's date of death for his date of birth. That seems a bit more than the old glass half-empty/half-full paradigm.