During a speech today in New Hampshire, Rep. Michele Bachmann made a gaffe. The Hill reports:
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), a possible presidential contender in 2012, made an embarrassing gaffe Saturday morning in a speech to a group of conservatives in New Hampshire.
Bachmann erroneously touted New Hampshire as the site of the first battles of the American Revolutionary War.
“What I love about New Hampshire and what we have in common is our extreme love for liberty,” Bachmann told the audience. “You’re the state where the shot was heard around the world in Lexington and Concord.
“And you put a marker in the ground and paid with the blood of your ancestors the very first price that had to be paid to make this the most magnificent nation that has ever arisen in the annals of man in 5,000 years of recorded history.”
Lexington, where British troops skirmished with local militia on the town green, and Concord, where a group of farmers turned back the Redcoats at the famous Old North Bridge, are located in Massachusetts.
Of course the liberal media is all excited about it. It’s a perfect excuse to go after another conservative woman. Politico was quick to compile statements by establishment republicans criticizing the congresswomen.
Bachmann for her part responded with the following on her Facebook page:
So I misplaced the battles Concord and Lexington by saying they were in New Hampshire. It was my mistake, Massachusetts is where they happened. New Hampshire is where they are still proud of it!
And by the way… That will be the last time I borrow President Obama’s tele-promoter!
So Michele Bachmann made a mistake, as we all do from time to time. So far our dear President’s gaffes significantly outnumber Rep. Bachmann’s mistakes.
This is not about defending Michele Bachmann. She made a mistake, she acknowledged it and we should all leave it at that. This is about the hypocrisy from the left. When a conservative woman makes a mistake, it becomes national and international headlines but when a prominent Democrat makes a number of gaffes you’ll never hear of it.
Governor Palin has pointed out:
My fellow Americans in all 57 states, the time has changed for come. With our country founded more than 20 centuries ago, we have much to celebrate – fromthe FBI’s 100 days to the reforms that bring greater inefficiencies to our health care system. We know that countries like Europe are willing to stand with us in our fight to halt the rise of privacy, and Israel is a strong friend of Israel’s. And let’s face it, everybody knows that it makes no sense that you send a kid to the emergency room for a treatable illness like asthma and they end up taking up a hospital bed. It costs, when, if you, they just gave, you gave them treatment early, and they got some treatment, and ah, abreathalyzer, or an inhalator. I mean, not a breathalyzer, ah, I don’t know what the term is in Austrian for that…
Of course, the paragraph above is based on a series of misstatements and verbal gaffes made by Barack Obama (I didn’t have enough time to do one for Joe Biden).
You can see all the videos here.
When Sen. Chuck Schumer claimed on CNN’s “State of the Union” that the three branches of government are the House, the Senate, and the president, we didn’t hear much about it either.
If Michele Bachmann decides to oppose Governor Palin in the presidential primaries, we will highlight the vast difference between the two when it comes to experience, qualifications, executive experience, and leadership ability. But when it comes to stupid gaffes, we will not get dragged into the hypocrisy displayed by the left and some so-called conservative bloggers.
Cubachi has more on this here.