When interviewed after her announcement by FOX News (above), she likened herself to another proud member of her hometown of Waterloo, Iowa - John Wayne.
Unfortunately for Michele, the "John Wayne" who grew up in her hometown is actually John Wayne Gacy, aka the "killer clown" who raped and murdered 33 teenage boys in the '70s.
"I wish I could be perfect. I'm a substantive, serious person [who has] a good sense on how to turn the economy around."
And here's what she had to say about the legendary actor John Wayne:
"That's the kind of spirit I have too."
Sorry Michele, but we just don't think you've got the spirit of EITHER John Wayne OR JW Gacy. Might not be a bad idea to stop talking about John Waynes in general. Just sayin'!
Do U think Michele Bachmann has the spirt of actor John Wayne?