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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Hussein-Obama: Gaffe Machine?

Consider, for a moment, how much the media and the popular culture has ridiculed President Bush - and before him Vice-President Quayle - for their occassional verbal mis-steps.  Indeed, there are whole books and calenders dedicated to minor slips by the President.  What do you think that the left would say if the President said something like this:

"On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes – and I see many of them in the audience here today – our sense of patriotism is particularly strong."

Though, in full fairness to the man, perhaps he's seeing ghosts from some of the extra seven states he's aware of.

It's just one of a series of gaffes by Obama - whether demanding more Arabic translators in Afghanistan (where they don't speak Arabic), or claiming that ten thousand people had died in a tornado that actually killed twelve, or claiming that his uncle participated in the liberation of Auschwitz.

Posted by Adam T. Yoshida on May 28, 2008 in International Affairs | Permalink


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So 8 years of Bush-isms followed by 4-8 of Obamaisms?

Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2008-05-28 4:59:53 PM

Better speech writers.
Better education system.
Can't wait until he comes to meet Prime Minister Tim Hortons.

Posted by: Guess What | 2008-05-28 5:49:17 PM

Can't wait until he comes to meet Prime Minister Tim Hortons.

Posted by: Guess What | 28-May-08 5:49:17 PM

Will he be served a Double Double?

Posted by: Snowrunner | 2008-05-28 8:35:19 PM

He is phony. What do you expect from a phony un-informed junior Senator with a big ego?

Posted by: winston | 2008-05-28 9:39:48 PM

“I never notice the colour of his skin, only it's thinness."

– Dennis Miller

Posted by: set you free | 2008-05-28 9:43:12 PM

OK, here's the actual quote, from little green footballs.

“I don’t even notice the color of his skin. I do notice the thinness of it, though."

— Dennis Miller, on Barack Obama

Posted by: set you free | 2008-05-28 10:08:47 PM

Adam, you can add another gaffe he made to your original post. In one of the debates, he said that an Army platoon leader, a captain, told him that his men were out of ammo and their cars didn't work and that they had to pick up Taliban's weapons to fight the enemy. Later, it turned out that it was untrue.

The guy is the master of Gaffes.

Posted by: winston | 2008-05-28 10:29:16 PM

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