Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Obama's 57 States Gaffe: There Are 57 States - Guess Where

Not in the USA, obviously.

Not in the European Union.

Not in the former Soviet Union.

Scott Hong discusses Obama's strange gaffe:

... he ignorantly blurted out that he had visited 57 of
the 60 states

It is wonderful to be back in Oregon,” Obama said. “Over the last 15
months, we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in 57
states? I think one left to go. Alaska and Hawaii, I was not allowed to go to
even though I really wanted to visit, but my staff would not justify it.”

The Times’ conscientious Robin Abcarian thought she heard something
different there. She checked her tape recorder. It had captured what he had
actually said — 57 states now.

(He even paused before he said “57″ as if he was thinking about the

Fair enough, it’s most likely a thip of the slung slip of the tongue by the tired incumbent…

After all, he’s prone to misequations of astounding magnitudes - for example, mistaking 12 victims for 10,000! See the tons of video evidence for yourself.

But wait… Obama may have been right all along. Because there really are 57 states…

In the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC).

Go read the whole thing.

1 comment:

politux said...

Human beings make mistakes. Like Bush never said anything stupid?