Michele Bachmann put her foot back in a familiar place on Monday -- her mouth -- and is now admitting that she misspoke in Iowa when she confused Hollywood icon John Wayne with mass murderer John Wayne Gacy.
"John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa. That's the kind of spirit that I have, too," she told her admirers as she announced her presidential campaign.
No, he wasn't. Wayne was from Winterset, more than three hours away.
Twisted clown Gacy murdered 33 boys and young men in and around Waterloo, and was executed in 1994.
But Bachmann was merely "misspeaking," she tells CNN, while insisting yet again that despite her proclivity for spouting fact-free history, "she's a substantive, serious person."
Also, she's "not perfect."
And not careful enough to nail down simple facts for what was surely the most historic moment of her political career, broadcast all over America and around the world.
No wonder Chris Wallace asked her if she was a flake.
Think about it. "President Michele Bachmann." What could go wrong?