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Michele Bachmann Makes A Friend In Iowa

This is exactly what it was like when Columbus first met the Native Americans. But, y'know, minus the small pox.

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Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, right, looks at the tattoos on the arm of Sam Maynard of Iowa City, Iowa, during a breakfast chat at the Bluebird Diner on Saturday, July 2, 2011, in Iowa City. The event kicks off Bachmann's Iowa Bus Tour. (AP Photo/The Gazette, Jim Slosiarek)

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