Obama & the Maldives just latest in long line of political geography gaffes

April 17, 2012


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Rick Perry wasn’t exactly wrong. After all, Juarez might not be part of the United States but it does belong in the American continent.

Posted by mcgannas | Report as abusive

Yes, but when conservatives like Bush were president, no one posted bipartisan maps showing everyone else’s gaffes as well. The concern to show how ubiquitous such gaffes really is only seen when the Current Occupant comes under scrutiny for gaffes once thought only do-able by the previous moron.

In short, when Bush does it: snicker snicker idiot.

When Obama does it: Oh it can happen to anybody.


Posted by rasqual | Report as abusive

Dear conservatives, you do realize that he was talking about Islamic states in that quote, right? Way to keep mis-using a quote years on down the road… http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/57s tates.asp

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