In a speech announcing her 2012 presidential bid, Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) mixed up famous cowboy-actor John Wayne and infamous serial killer John Wayne Gacy. But she’s not the only one who gets tripped up by similar names.
John Wayne vs. John Wayne GacyIn her speech announcing her bid for the presidency in Waterloo, Iowa, Michele Bachmann stepped into a cultural joke minefield by comparing herself to John Wayne, left, of Waterloo. But the famous actor was from another Iowa town. The only John Wayne who ever lived in Waterloo was the infamous serial killer John Wayne Gacy, right.Bettmann/Corbis / AP