That's where she made the latest in her series of verbal faux pas, too.
"Before we get started," Bachmann began her address, "let's all say 'Happy Birthday' to Elvis Presley today."
But today's August 16 date isn't the anniversary of the King of Rock 'n Roll's entrance to the world. It's the day Presley died.
But we're used to those errors, which Bachmann's quite well-known to make.
Sometimes she rewrites history, like in her speech to Iowa residents earlier this year. According to Bachmann, the signers of the Declaration of Independence, including John Quincy Adams, "worked tirelessly until slavery was no more," she said. Of course, those signers (many of whom were slave owners) were all dead by the time emancipation came around, and Adams didn't sign the Declaration (he was only nine years old at the time).
Some of her rewritten history directly insults the people to whom she's speaking. New Hampshire is "where the shot was heard around the world in Lexington and Concord,’’ she told residents of that state. But Lexington and Concord, where the Revolutionary War began, are in the state of Massachusetts (whose residents were also insulted, of course).
And national press had a field day on her mix-up of Hollywood hero John Wayne with infamous serial killer John Wayne Gacy.
But while those particular gaffes could well be simple accidents by Bachmann, she's well-known to knowingly issue blatant lies, too. (Global warming is a hoax, the US is plotting to secretly change its currency format, swine flu is directly related to Democratic presidencies, healthcare reform includes abortion field-trips for teenaged girls, Dept. of Transportation workers make $170,000 a year, Obama stole $500 million from Medicare, Obama wants to turn Medicare into Obamacare, Glenn Beck should be appointed to independently solve our country's economic crisis, the president wants to ban light bulbs, and breast-feeding leads to government dependency. And those are just a handful of examples. You'll find many more at WaPo's Fact Checker and some older ones in a Mother Jones article.)
And we South Carolinians in the Lowcountry will get our own chance to hear Bachmann bumbles next week! She'll be at Tim Scott's "Town Hall" meeting next Thursday, Aug. 25. Starting at 7 p.m., the event will be held at Trident Technical College, 7000 Rivers Ave. in North Charleston.
Try to come early, though. There's likely to be limited space, so if you want to ask her any questions, you'll have to provide them in writing ahead of time. (And if you'd like suggestions on questions you can offer, let me know - I've got a long list you can choose from!)
'Til then, though, let's close this subject by advising Bachmann to end her bumbles, and with quote directly from the King himself (whose deathday she chose to celebrate today): "Don't be cruel."