Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Another Bachmann gaffe
Michele Bachmann doesn't know her American history. The U.S. Constitution as originally written actually protected slavery and the slave trade. John Quincy Adams was not a part of the founding generation, the so-called "Founding Brothers," though his father was.
The disturbing thing to me is that halfway through her flub she clearly realizes her mistake, but rather than say "oh, I'm sorry, I mispoke--I meant John Adams," she doubled down on her erroneous version of history rather than admit her mistake.