So much for discipline. Michele Bachmann just couldn’t help herself; self-promotion is a presidential candidate’s first reflex.

Rep. Michele Bachmann kicked off her presidential campaign on Monday in Waterloo, Iowa, and in one interview surrounding the official event she promised to mimic the spirit of Waterloo’s own John Wayne. The only problem, as one eagle-eyed reader notes: Waterloo’s John Wayne was not the beloved movie star, but rather John Wayne Gacy, the serial killer. – The wrong John Wayne

Waterloo, Winterset, what’s the difference? I bet Sarah Palin’s fans are smiling.

It’s political malpractice in the extreme, but I wonder if Bachmann’s fans in Iowa will be fazed.