Bachmann mixes up Elvis tribute
As fans of Elvis Presley were observing the 34th anniversary of his death Monday, Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann joined those paying tribute to the late king of rock and roll.
At the start of a stump speech in
Spartanburg, South Carolina, the Minnesota congresswoman’s tribute message was just a tad off.
With the sound of Presley’s “Promised Land” drifting from the loudspeaker, Bachmann gave Elvis a shout-out with a “happy birthday” greeting.
Except Presley died on August, 16 1977, at his home in Memphis, Tennessee.
Bachmann later cleared up her mix-up, telling reporters that she was happy to be in South Carolina “on the anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death.
“He’s still alive. He’s alive in our hearts,” Bachmann said.
Corrects spelling of Spartanburg
Reporting by Harriet McLeod
Photo Credit: Reuters/Jim Young (Bachmann waves from her bus after winning the Iowa Straw Poll in Ames, Iowa)