‘When you speak six times a day, slip-ups can occur’

NBC News asked Michele Bachmann about those mistakes and gaffes that keep popping up in her speeches — the rise of the Soviet Union, Elvis’ birthday, the wrong state for the shots heard ’round the world.

Bachmann replied:

“When you speak six times a day, slip-ups can occur.”

 The story said:

The comment is the most frank Bachmann has been to date about a series of statements, dating prior to her announcement for president, that have caught notice by the public and in some cases have provoked clarifications from the candidate or her staff.

 But Bachmann also said the media attention to her misstatements contributes to the problem:

“The main thing people focus on in every single venue that I’ve been to is the economy and job creation,” she said.

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Comments (7)

  1. Submitted by Leslie Howard-Redweik on 08/22/2011 - 10:45 am.

    Well, there is definite trutht to that. Statistically you are going to say the wrong words etc… the more you speak. Especially when you speak in public and the media is recording it all. Sure.

    But to me the main issue is that they are generally about trivial matters – literally trivia questions! Who cares! I mean I love Elvis remember when I heard that he had died. But remembering which is his birthday and which is his death day… has absolutely no relavance to running the country.

    That this is the most the media can focus on as faults… well, ‘speaks well’ of her.

  2. Submitted by John Hoffman on 08/22/2011 - 12:27 pm.

    I’m wondering what excuse the Dr. will have for unfounded business deductions once she & her husband finally disclose their financial papers to the FEC? She filed for another extension recently on top of a previous 45 day extension. What are you hiding Dr. Bachmann?

  3. Submitted by J E Strader on 08/22/2011 - 04:22 pm.

    “‘The main thing people focus on in every single venue that I’ve been to is the economy and job creation,’ she said.”

    Yes, that is correct. A pure shame neither are Ms. Shrill Bachmann’s focus. Much more important to stop that evil gay agenda!

  4. Submitted by Steve Rose on 08/22/2011 - 05:58 pm.

    As even the casual observer knows, our President is a gifted public reader. He won’t go into a elementary school classroom to talk to children without two tele-prompters.

    Because the President’s words are scripted (written & edited), gaffs are unlikely.

    Elvis is dead; get over it.

  5. Submitted by Derek Wain on 08/22/2011 - 08:25 pm.

    The media is overwhelming committed ideologically to Team Obama. Hence, the media will trash 24/7 any conservative woman and ignore Obama’s countless errors, trivial and consequential. Barack Obama said that he campaigned “in all 57 states;” that our country was founded “20 centuries ago;” pronounced Navy Corpsman “corpseman;” and called “Austrian” a foreign language; and referred to “The President of Canada.” When has the media called out Obama about his ignorant errors?

  6. Submitted by James Hamilton on 08/22/2011 - 09:34 pm.

    Sorry, Leslie, but a candidate thinking that the Soviet Union still exists is a far cry from trivial. Coupled with her incessant resume inflation (e.g, tax litigation attorney, “Dr. Bachmann”, etc.)and her ludicrous campaign promises, it’s hard to believe she has any idea what it is she’s talking about.

  7. Submitted by Steve Rose on 08/23/2011 - 08:45 am.


    But, the President not knowing the number of states in his own country is of no concern to you?

    When asked what experience he had running something, anything, presidential candidate Obama stated that he had run his campaign for 18 months. Actually, his campaign manager and staff ran the campaign. Resume’ inflation.

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