Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann offered a "happy birthday" message to the late singer Elvis Presley on Monday, even though August 16 is the anniversary of his death in 1977.[Previous TGIS]
"Happy Birthday, Elvis!" Bachmann shouted from the stage at a campaign stop....
After her stump speech, the congresswoman from Minnesota told a group of reporters that she was happy to be in South Carolina "on the anniversary of Elvis Presley's death."
"He's still alive. He's alive in our hearts," Bachmann said.
Later, a campaign organizer who did not want to be identified said with a wink: "You celebrate Elvis because he never died."
19 August 2011
TGIS: Thank God It's Schadenfreude! (333)
This week's joy in the misfortune of others comes courtesy of Reuters (from Wednesday, August 17; link good at time of posting):