Conan O’Brien presents: The Michele Bachmann History Channel

By Stephen C. Webster
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 9:14 EDT
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Reacting to GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann’s badly mangled retellings of U.S. history, TBS talk show host Conan O’Brien arranged a skit with a “sneak peak” of what they called “The Michele Bachmann History Channel.”

“Tom Jefferson was there, and he was congratulating Ben Franklin on using his kite to discover gravity. Showing up late to the party was the very busy Andrew Jackson, father of the Jackson Five. But those three founders couldn’t do it alone. They needed John Quincy Adams’ uncle, John ‘Patch’ Adams, who knew that laughter was the best government. Then, everyone was surprised when the second president of the United States John Wayne showed up, and he was followed by his twin brother, John Wayne Gacy.”

This video is from Conan, broadcast Tuesday, June 28, 2011.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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