Monday, July 14, 2008

Maps and Gaffes

John McCain, a man campaigning to be president of the USA, wants to defend Czechoslovakia:

I was concerned about a couple of steps that the Russian government took in the last several days. One was reducing the energy supplies to Czechoslovakia. Apparently that is in reaction to the Czech’s agreement with us concerning missile defense, and again some of the Russian now announcement they are now retargeting new targets, something they abandoned at the end of the Cold War, is also a concern. So we see the tensions between Russia and their neighbors, as well as Russia and the United States are somewhat increasing. We need to try to do everything we can to lessen those tensions including the tensions between Russia and the country of Georgia.
However, the country of Czechoslovakia has not existed for 15 years. It peacefully split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993. Now how am I supposed to honestly believe that he's the foreign policy expert that he claims to be?

Maybe he's so old he thinks he knows it all already. No need to study geography for the last decade, right? Apparently he has no need to study technology either. He's only just now learning to go online. (If video doesn't show, click here.)

When he figures out how to go online all by himself, I'd like to recommend a web site to him. It's called and it helps you memorize stuff. It's worked for me. I've been relearning the capitals of the 50 states. I only hope that McCain knows there are 50 of them.

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