Everybody makes misstatements to the press. I am beginning to hope Obama wins the next American election though. The comedic value may indeed be greater than even under W.
“I’ve now been to 57 states, one left to go.”
-Campaign event, Beaverton, OR. May 10, 2008 (for the uninformed, the US has only 50 states, as none of Canada has yet been annexed)
“America has confronted constantly evolving danger, …from the bomb that fell on Pearl Harbour”
– Lafayette, Indiana. July 16, 2008 (while there was a bomb dropped on Pearl Harbour, the threat it posed was because it was joined by many many others)
“Let me be absolutey clear. Israel is a strong friend of Israel’s. It will be a strong friend of Israel’s under a McCain…administration. It will be a strong friend of Israel’s under an Obama administration. So that policy is not going to change.”
– Amman, Jordan, July 22, 2008 (We are all glad that Israel is not suddenly going to start hating itself if the Americans elect Obama or McCain. In other news, Canada may eschew self loathing depending on the U.S. election)