Bachmann botches revolutionary war history in New Hampshire appearances

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann proclaimed New Hampshire the state where the first shot of the revolutionary war was fired in at least two appearances during her swing through New Hampshire. But in her last speech Saturday afternoon, Bachmann modified her line to say that many New Hampshirites helped their counterparts in Massachusetts, the state where the first shots were fired. Bachmann also updated her Facebook page with a mea culpa, “It was my mistake, Massachusetts is where they [the shots] happened,” wrote Bachmann.

Bachmann arrived in New Hampshire Friday evening and left Saturday afternoon. She made five appearances in less than 24 hours, including a whistle-stop at a country store. The trip marked Bachmann’s first foray into New Hampshire since she joined the large field of possible 2012 GOP presidential candidates. Bachmann said she will decide whether to run this summer. Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty was in New Hampshire Thursday through Saturday morning.

  • Crow T. Robot

    Run Michelle , Run! And please, tell us again, about John Quincy Adams!

  • Mary Obee

    Bachmann probably also believe it’s teachers that are the idiots.