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Be on the lookout for a tall, skinny English guy who carries a noisy screwdriver and travels in a blue box. There's no other explanation I can think of for this quote from Rep. Michelle Bachmann (MN-06):
I find it interesting that it was back in the 1970s that the swine flu broke out then under another Democrat president Jimmy Carter, and I'm not blaming this on President Obama, I just think it's an interesting coincidence.
What's Bachmann Said Now?
To start with, the only "fact" Bachmann mentioned in this quote is not a fact at all, as this quote from the New York Times should make clear:
By HAROLD M. SCHMECK Jr. Special to The New York Times
March 25, 1976, Thursday
Section: The Week In Review, Page 73, 1079 words
WASHINGTON, March 24 President Ford called today for a Government-supported campaign to vaccinate the entire United States population against a new influenza virus to forestall possible epidemics next fall and winter.
Ford Urges Flu Campaign To Inoculate Entire U.S.
The President at the time of the outbreak, which occurred in February of 1976 according to Wikipedia, was Gerald Ford, a Republican. Nor, apparently, does she know the name of the other major political party in America.
In short, not only was what Bachmann said in that television interview embarrassingly superficial for a member of Congress, but it was completely wrong.
UPDATE: Taking any bets on how long before this "fact" makes an appearance at the Conservipedia?