Tuesday, July 22, 2008

First Obama gaff caused by.....John McCain?

Will someone get this man a map, please?

Asked by Diane Sawyer whether the "the situation in Afghanistan in precarious and urgent," McCain responded: "I think it's serious. . . . It's a serious situation, but there's a lot of things we need to do. We have a lot of work to do and I'm afraid it's a very hard struggle, particularly given the situation on the Iraq/Pakistan border."

Secretly, I think this is what McCain meant by an Iraq-Pakistan border, as Matthew Yglesias notes:

6 comments:

Count Istvan said...

That's kind if how I don't like the land along the SW. Nebraska-Utah border.

et said...

Didn't Dubya once refer to the Canada/Mexico border?

Yeah, found it on Wiki:

"Border relations between Canada and Mexico have never been better." September 24, 2001

Just another example of how he's "McSame," confusing those pesky borders just like his predecessor.

Count Istvan said...

ET Don't you live somewhere on the Alberta-Pacific Ocean border?

et said...

Weird - another disappearing comment. I more or less said that this was an unusually large "border" I seem to live in. Somewhat what you might call PROVINCE-sized.

Isn't it scary that so many people are willing to give the nod to someone whose campaign is built on his foreign policy cred, but who can't get borders, country names and so many of the basics straight?

And still the press winks and nudges and asks "Why isn't Obama leading by 30 points? What's his problem?"

What a messed-up political system it is, to be sure...

Count Istvan said...

I don't know what is going on with your posts.

et said...

First time it's happened in a while, Count. Might have been pilot error this time.

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