Thursday, September 18, 2008

A Political Gaffe Too Awesome to Ignore

If you talk as much as a major presidential candidate, you're bound to accidentally misspeak from time to time. I won't give Barack Obama any guff for saying there are 57 states; and I won't give John McCain a hard time for saying that Iraq bordered Pakistan.

But Sarah Palin's recent blunder, as the title of this post suggests, is too awesome to ignore. From

“We’re going to do a few new things also,” she said at a rally in Cedar Rapids. “For instance, as Alaska’s governor, I put the government’s checkbook online so that people can see where their money’s going. We’ll bring that kind of transparency, that responsibility, and accountability back. We’re going to bring that back to D.C.”

There’s just one problem with proposing to put the federal checkbook online – somebody’s already done it. His name is Barack Obama.

In the grand scheme of things, Palin's gaffe isn't that big of a deal, though she and McCain probably need to rethink their assertion that Barack Obama has accomplished nothing in Washington.


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