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Tonight, Stephen Colbert opened the Report with a segment about Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann and her kindred spirit, gay rapist clown serial killer John Wayne Gacy.

The worst thing Bachmann can do now is try and distance herself from Gacy, Colbert explains. In fact, now is the time to double down. "You're a Republican! When you stumble on facts, you don't get backed into a corner... You say, not only do you have the spirit of John Wayne Gacy, you have the eyes of a young Charles Manson."