Michele Bachmann Doesn't Know Much About History

No one has ever accused Tea Partiers of being especially bright, but Michele Bachmann blew it pretty hard today in New Hampshire. She was speaking to the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire when she got some important Revolutionary War facts wrong:

"What I love about New Hampshire and what we have in common is our extreme love for liberty," the potential GOP presidential candidate said. "You're the state where the shot was heard around the world in Lexington and Concord. And you put a marker in the ground and paid with the blood of your ancestors the very first price that had to be paid to make this the most magnificent nation that has ever arisen in the annals of man in 5,000 years of recorded history."

Actually, that would be Massachusetts. I'll ask my 11-year-old nephew just to be sure though. Afterward, she told reporters that she'll make a decision about running for president "maybe in the summer."

[via Ben Smith/Politico; image via AP]