Friday, February 11, 2011

McCain and Palin Still Lost

Earlier in the week, there was a story that Tom Loertscher (R-Iona) of Washington didn't know where Guatemala was located on a map. Turns out the writer had the story wrong and Loertscher was speaking about his hairdresser. She didn't know Guatemala's location until meeting her future husband who was from there.

We'll look for more evidence next time. Like now. Here are some recent gaffes from Senator McCain, 1/2-term Palin, and the American public. Sometimes you just feel bad for the Senator.



To be fair, I can't correctly identify all 200 or so countries in the world. And when I do mix up countries and leaders in class, I correct myself.

On the other hand, I don't recall too many video clips where McCain or Palin actually seemed to know what they were talking about in terms of foreign policy. Must be the media's fault.

3 comments:

  1. Mike,

    I love your blog. I try to read it daily. However, the video you posted here erroneously confuses a slip of the tongue with ignorance. For example, as much as I dislike Palin, she obviously mistakenly said North Korea instead of South Korea. In fact, earlier in the interview she had it right. We all do this. Unless you expect politicians to be perfect in their speech. I don't.

    Secondly, I am quite confident that I could compile a list of quotes from liberals where they made a mistake in their wording. Again, we ALL do this. It doesn't mean we are all ignorant.

    But I do agree that Palin probably is ignorant regarding foreign affairs. We can tell when she speaks on foreign policy matters that she lacks substantive knowledge. It has nothing to do however with the North Korea mishap, though.

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  2. Pablo,

    Thanks for visiting and I enjoy your blog as well.

    I agree with you and I pretty much said so in the post - "To be fair [to McCain, Palin, and the American public], I can't correctly identify all 200 or so countries in the world. And when I do mix up countries and leaders in class, I correct myself."

    No I don't expect politicians (or anyone for that matter) to be perfect in their speech. However, I do hope that they are correct more often than they are wrong.

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  3. That is fair enough. Keep up the good work

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