October 30, 2008

GAFFES

I liked this round-up of Obama gaffes. Shoot, even I know the difference between Sanford and Son and The Jeffersons. And I never watched either show growing up.

But this one from back in May I hadn't heard yet, and it's a doozy:

In Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Obama showed off his knowledge of the war in Afghanistan by honing in on a lack of translators: “We only have a certain number of them and if they are all in Iraq, then it’s harder for us to use them in Afghanistan.” The real reason it’s “harder for us to use them” in Afghanistan: Iraqis speak Arabic or Kurdish. The Afghanis speak Pashto, Farsi, or other non-Arabic languages.

You know, twice in the past week or so, I have made jokes about how $600 couldn't even buy earrings, and nobody got it. Once I explained, they were shocked that Michelle Obama had said such a thing. But they hadn't heard about it before I mentioned it.

Posted by: Sarah at 09:34 AM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 Tell me about it. Many people go on and on about the $150K in clothes for Palin and her family (which she didn't spend, but somehow gets blamed for), but have no idea about Michelle's comment to Ohio mothers about feeling their pain and the $10K the Obamas spend a year on after-school activities for their girls...

Posted by: CaliValleyGirl at October 30, 2008 10:06 AM (irIko)

2 I watched both Sanford and Son and The Jeffersons growing up. I read Obama's quote and knew right away that "Weezie" was wrong, but I couldn't remember the right name. I only recalled that it began with "El." Granted, I watched a lot less Sanford than Jeffersons, but still ... I'll give Obama a pass on this one. Old sitcoms are a lot less important than some of the other things Malkin mentioned. I can guess why that translator gaffe upset you. You know why it upsets me. I hadn't heard about the $600 earrings until now. Seeing Michelle Obama's exact words - http://michellemalkin.com/2008/07/17/michelle-os-stimulus-package-600-earrings/ - I'm willing to give her a pass too. It's not clear whether she thinks people should be buying $600 earrings. Sounds to me like she's saying, "take your $600 and get a little something for yourself." That doesn't necessarily entail spending all six hundred dollars. Still, I'm glad you brought up these points. "Potatoe" (sic) is still remembered after two decades. It's hard to remember what one never hears about.

Posted by: Amritas at October 30, 2008 10:48 AM (+nV09)

3 You know,I was just thinking this morning about how Dan Quayle has had to pay and pay for one little mistake but BARAK FRICKING OBAMA doesn't even know how many states there are in the U.S. and he gets a pass? Joe Biden can't keep his foot out of his mouth yet,the MSM doesn't call him on any of it. Whatever! I am so over Democrats lately. I normally tolerate their views and listen politely,but right now I just want to say "Are you KIDDING me? Are you REALLY this clueless?" Rant! Sorry S!

Posted by: MaryIndiana at October 30, 2008 12:25 PM (SRyvm)

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