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University of Iowa apologizes after calling Bachmann a 'cougar'

The message was supposed to be a joke in reference to a recent cougar sighting in Iowa City. Bachmann rolled with the punches and said she's just grateful the school didn't call her 'the old lady in the shoe.'
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The message was supposed to be a joke in reference to a recent cougar sighting in Iowa City. Bachmann rolled with the punches and said she's just grateful the school didn't call her 'the old lady in the shoe.'

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