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May 09, 2007

Barack Obama: 10,000 People Died In Kansas

I know, it's old. Just figured I should mention it. He's off by a mere 9,988, or a factor of approximately 1000.

He says he was "tired." With all due respect, "tired" is only a good enough excuse to explain away an error of a single order of magnitude. For three orders of magnitude, I'm afraid we blow right through "tired" and head straight on towards "retarded" territory.

The media makes a big deal when a Republican guesses the price of bread wrong by a factor of 2 or less. It demonstrates the Republican is "out of touch" with the concerns of "everyday Americans."

I don't notice the MSM reading much into this Rain Man level gaffe.

Barack, how much does a loaf of bread cost?

About ten thousand dollars.

How much does a space shuttle cost?

Ten thousand dollars.

Also ten thousand dollars?

Ten thousand dollars, yeah. Definitely. A thousand dollars.

How many troops are in Iraq?

I'd say about ten thousand. Yeah, ten thousand. Give or take.

How many people died in Kansas, Barack?

Ten thousand people, yeah. Definitely.

He was "tired" though.

Certainly it doesn't reflect on whether he's "out of touch" with fifth-grade level current events or anything.

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