One potatoe, two potatoe, three potatoe, four

posted at 11:45 am on May 31, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

How many “potatoe” moments does it take for the media to start a doofus narrative on a candidate? Barack Obama provided yet another during his visit to Mount Rushmore in South Dakota yesterday:

Democrat Barack Obama paid an unscheduled late-night visit to Mount Rushmore Friday, visiting the national memorial at closing time and joking that his ears were too big to ever be included in such a display. …

He did express curiosity about the filming of a chase scene in “North by Northwest,” Alfred Hitchcock’s 1959 classic starring Cary Grant and Eva Marie Saint that included a death-defying scramble over Rushmore’s presidential faces.

“How did they get up there in the first place?” he asked ranger Wesley Jensen.

“They didn’t. It was a movie set,” Jensen told him.

“Pretty spiffy, isn’t it,” said the Illinois senator, summing up his overall impressions.

Well, maybe the Young Gaffer’s friends in Hollywood can explain how movies get made, at least before they actually keep their promises and bug out for Italy.

How many times did Quayle misspell potato before the American media and popular culture proclaimed him an idiot? We can add this to Obama’s existing list of gaffes and blunders:

Again … how many times did Quayle misspell potato? (via The Corner)

Update: I wonder if he asked to see the Team America headquarters, too ….


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I love the word “spiffy”. People don’t use it often enough.

lorien1973 on May 31, 2008 at 11:50 AM

In case you missed it, Redstate.com had a graphic design contest (now closed) for an Obama Gaffe Logo:
http://www.redstate.com/blogs/absentee/2008/may/27/redstate_graphic_design_contests

RBMN on May 31, 2008 at 11:51 AM

how many times did Quayle misspell potato?

Potato was originally mis-spelled by the teacher who gave him the card. She put “potatoe” on there. He recited it.

lorien1973 on May 31, 2008 at 11:51 AM

SPOILER ALERT FOR OBAMA:

Janet Leigh did not actually die in the shower. It was all pretend.

Karl on May 31, 2008 at 11:52 AM

Ed – wanted to make sure you’ve seen this piece I did at TechRepublican which included Hot Air.

Why does our first commenter on the piece suggest that they can’t comment at HotAir? Have y’all closed registration?

David AT davidallgroup.com

David All on May 31, 2008 at 11:53 AM

The clever language of this post causes me to ask, when the titles of a movie scroll, invariably there will be a credit for a “gaffer.”

Movie buffs, what exactly is a “gaffer” in the context of movies, but not in the sense of Obama being a gaffer in the context of the Hitchcock movie?

jeff_from_mpls on May 31, 2008 at 11:53 AM

Give him a break. If Will Smith can destroy aliens and Rambo can beat Vietnam, why shouldn’t Grant be able to get to the top of Mt. Rushmore? You’re beginning to sound like you want someone not fun for the Presidency.

JiangxiDad on May 31, 2008 at 11:53 AM

Incompetence is a badge of honor among the Left. Responsible, rational thinking would require them to join the Right. The more Obama demonstrates stupidity, the more they feel he deserves to be president.

Halley on May 31, 2008 at 11:55 AM

I just have to chuckle and shake my head, over the times that the Left has mocked Bush for his many (I’ll admit) verbal gaffes, yet the same people enthusiastically support this moron.

ToddonCapeCod on May 31, 2008 at 11:55 AM

jeff_from_mpls on May 31, 2008 at 11:53 AM

Gaffer is the electrical guy, isn’t he?

Obama is missing some fuses. Ha!

lorien1973 on May 31, 2008 at 11:55 AM

Well at least his handlers didn’t let him get off the bus here…..

Stone Mountain

Limerick on May 31, 2008 at 11:58 AM

How did the stone carvers ever get up there, too?

Obama is so smart, it’s scary.

I want to hear him try to say “Gutzon Borglum“.

profitsbeard on May 31, 2008 at 12:02 PM

I always spell potato p-o-t-a-t-o-e. It just looks better.

ctmom on May 31, 2008 at 12:02 PM

Without a spript in front of him, this man is not the brightest crayon in the box is he???

azcop on May 31, 2008 at 12:04 PM

OBAMA EPITOMIZES THE “FAKE BUT ACCURATE” MANTRA OF THE LEFT.

IT MATTERS NOT IF HE’S FACTUALLY WRONG AS LONG AS THE FEELING IS PC.

reliapundit on May 31, 2008 at 12:07 PM

Don’t forget that hate crimes against Hispanics has doubled in the past year.

MayBee on May 31, 2008 at 12:07 PM

Did he ask where the lost city of gold is hidden in the mountain from the movie National Treasure II as well?

NotCoach on May 31, 2008 at 12:20 PM

Hey, give Obama some credit here… its the first time he actualy asked someone who knew what they were talking about when he didn’t know somthing.

Romeo13 on May 31, 2008 at 12:25 PM

From wikipedia entry on spelling potato:

The singular spelling variants “potato” vs. “potatoe” co-existed into the 19th century. In the 20th century “potato” came to be considered the correct singular, and “potatoe” considered a misspelling.

At least “potatoe” was acceptable at one place in time. On the other hand, only in Obamaland does a “fallen hero” mean a soldier injured in battle who lived to tell about it.

Paul-Cincy on May 31, 2008 at 12:29 PM

the gaffer directs and delegates to the crew of lighting techs for the various lighting configurations that each shot setup requires as per the desired effect the DOP wishes to achieve.

bigdada on May 31, 2008 at 12:36 PM

I wonder if he asked to see the Team America headquarters, too

I’m sure he knows T.A.’s HQ was blown up … by a giant socialist weasel’.

Tony737 on May 31, 2008 at 12:37 PM

Hey Eddie…your slip is showing again. Obama was clearly joking, unlike Quayle who was CORRECTING the young student. Your admiration for those who can’t spell and those who can’t speak (GWB) is telling.

DanKenton on May 31, 2008 at 12:44 PM

According to some of the comments I’ve received on my blog posts about Obama, it simply doesn’t matter how many gaffes Obama makes because he’s the AntiBush.

jasnell on May 31, 2008 at 12:44 PM

Update: I wonder if he asked to see the Team America headquarters, too ….

Fuck yeah!

schiehallion on May 31, 2008 at 12:53 PM

Well I guess no one on this blog has asked a dumb question before. Obama is a smart guy; it’s his lack of knowledge that disturbs me. If he doesn’t know that Auschwitz is in Poland, then he has no grasp of world history. And if he doesn’t know what language Afghanis speak, then he is disengaged from and disinterested in current foreign affairs. These are much more important and damaging points against Obama, and we should be emphasizing these deficiencies to his leg-shivering supporters.

free-thinker on May 31, 2008 at 1:02 PM

DanKenton,

Was Obama “clearly joking” when he was riffing about Auschwitz or about the 10,000 dead? Hardy-har-har. It’s not at all clear that Obama was joking about Mount Rushmore, although I’ll grant you that he probably was in the case of the “57 states.” Anyways, pointing out that the press protects Obama in a way they would never do for any Republican does not translate necessarily into “admiration” for Dan Quayle. That’s your own inference, and a rather odd one at that.

shazbat on May 31, 2008 at 1:05 PM

I always spell potato p-o-t-a-t-o-e. It just looks better.

ctmom on May 31, 2008 at 12:02 PM

Single potatoes (sic, dammit!) start to sprout “e”s if you leave them in the cupboard for a few months. Or is it “i”s? I can never remember.

inviolet on May 31, 2008 at 1:07 PM

Hitchcock filmed from a rope
As Grant was trying to cope
Over the edge
Eva hung from a ledge
And Obama didn’t give her much hope

Limerick on May 31, 2008 at 1:12 PM

He is the media candidate so they are doing everything they can to protect him including editing out his gaffes from their reporting (see: CNN).

Obama could refer to hisself in the third person and fall off a stage by leaning on a flimsy railing and the media will still protect him.

Neo on May 31, 2008 at 1:16 PM

The untold story of Dan Quayle was that POTATOE was spelled that way on the que card. So Dan was just reading from the card. So who was the real doofus Dan or the teacher.

Dasher on May 31, 2008 at 1:17 PM

Great story – from the Python reference to the Team America Update. This is the first post I have read today and it got me laughing right away. What a good way to start a day. Thanks.

HawaiiLwyr on May 31, 2008 at 1:21 PM

inviolet on May 31, 2008 at 1:07 PM

If your potatoes have been in the cupboard for a few months, you must have a surplus you don’t need .. notify Barack & he will have someone pick them up for redistribution of your potato wealth

DJ Dubya on May 31, 2008 at 1:22 PM

Uh…I guess I didn’t know that it was all done on a set, either. I read the story and didn’t understand the gaffe.

Guess I must be a socialist weenie Kool-Aid drinker. Damn.

Jaibones on May 31, 2008 at 1:23 PM

Just imagine what would have happened if Obama had visited Mt. Rushmore after watching National Treasure II.

jon1979 on May 31, 2008 at 1:24 PM

Hey, but I know how to spell potatoe, so I got that goin’ for me.

Jaibones on May 31, 2008 at 1:24 PM

From the first link.

On her visit, Clinton also batted away reporters’ questions about whether she or her husband, former President Clinton, might one day be immortalized there. “Why don’t you learn something about the monument?” Clinton said.

The contrast between them is night and day when it comes to history at least.

F15Mech on May 31, 2008 at 1:28 PM

Single potatoes (sic, dammit!) start to sprout “e”s if you leave them in the cupboard for a few months. Or is it “i”s? I can never remember.

inviolet on May 31, 2008 at 1:07 PM

Likin’ the cut of your jib, I am.

mikeyboss on May 31, 2008 at 1:35 PM

He’s used to getting stuff wrong but still getting points for it. He’s black (or enough black) to get affirmative action points. In his mind and his wife’s he’s legit.

LtE126 on May 31, 2008 at 1:44 PM

Obama, upon seeing the Grand Canyon for the first time …..

“We got this for only a 1000 bucks?”

fogw on May 31, 2008 at 1:45 PM

While he was out that way did he go to Devils Tower to see how they landed that spaceship?

Bicyea on May 31, 2008 at 1:46 PM

how many times did Quayle misspell potato?

To be fair, when Quayle speaks, does sound like a bit of an idiot, whereas the superficial art of speechifying is Senator Obama’s (only?) political strength. Remember Being There? Or the Arrested Development episode based upon it? If someone talks in a certain way, it’s a lot more difficult to call that person an idiot, even if it’s true.

calbear on May 31, 2008 at 1:49 PM

Don’t forget that hate crimes against Hispanics has doubled in the past year.

MayBee on May 31, 2008 at 12:07 PM

When you’re Obama, if the facts don’t support your argument, you just make up some facts that do. The MSM will always play along.

(The most recent FBI stats show an increase in crimes against Hispanics of 14% from 2005 to 2006. More recent stats are not yet available. There are no statistical studies — for any year — showing a rise in anti-Hispanic crimes attributable to statements made by either Lou Dobbs or Michelle Malkin.)

AZCoyote on May 31, 2008 at 2:01 PM

Don’t forget that hate crimes against Hispanics has doubled in the past year.

MayBee on May 31, 2008 at 12:07 PM

Because of all the hate speech by Rush Limbaugh and Lou Dobbs, right?

funky chicken on May 31, 2008 at 2:01 PM

Pay no attention to that unqualified, inexperienced, Marxist gaffe machine behind the media curtain.

ReubenJCogburn on May 31, 2008 at 2:14 PM

How did the stone carvers ever get up there, too?

Obama is so smart, it’s scary.

I want to hear him try to say “Gutzon Borglum“.

profitsbeard on May 31, 2008 at 12:02 PM

A few miles down the road when visiting Crazy Horse, he wondered how they got the big horse and Indian to pose for so long…

91Veteran on May 31, 2008 at 2:15 PM

Incompetence is a badge of honor among the Left. Responsible, rational thinking would require them to join the Right. The more Obama demonstrates stupidity, the more they feel he deserves to be president.

Halley on May 31, 2008 at 11:55 AM

All he has to say is “rational discourse”, and the left swooooons because they know then he is one of them.

91Veteran on May 31, 2008 at 2:17 PM

Just remember that McCain makes his own gaffes, and the media is far less forgiving of those gaffes because it fits into the “old fogey” narrative they have of him.

The best we can hope for by pushing the “Obama the marxist gaffe machine” meme is to neutralize the gaffe gap so that McCain’s gaffes don’t get overemphasized.

Outlander on May 31, 2008 at 2:17 PM

Did he ask where the lost city of gold is hidden in the mountain from the movie National Treasure II as well?

NotCoach on May 31, 2008 at 12:20 PM

He may have, after he asked if you could REALLY see the butts of Washington, Lincoln, Roosevelt and Jefferson if you were standing behind the mountain.

91Veteran on May 31, 2008 at 2:25 PM

What a moron…and he wants to be president?? haha

becki51758 on May 31, 2008 at 2:25 PM

Obama was clearly joking

He was? The reporter didn’t think so. However, I too might have asked that dumb question, so I’ll give him a pass on this one. The others and those yet to come, not so much.

Sue on May 31, 2008 at 2:33 PM

Hey Eddie…your slip is showing again. Obama was clearly joking, unlike Quayle who was CORRECTING the young student. Your admiration for those who can’t spell and those who can’t speak (GWB) is telling.

DanKenton on May 31, 2008 at 12:44 PM

…and your admiration for a nitwit who has made more gaffes in a week than both Quayle and Bush put together is quite telling.

From the list:

* The Selma March in 1965 did not contribute to his birth in 1961.
* Kansas tornadoes in May 2007 killed 12 people, not “ten thousand”.
* Afghans do not speak Arabic.
* Misunderstanding Memorial Day, and then claiming to see “fallen heroes” in the Memorial Day audience.
* Same day: putting Auschwitz in western Germany, not Poland.
* “57 states”.

Add to that, Sioux City in South Dakota and Sunshine Florida, and any one of these beats a Bush/Quayle gaffe hands down.

This without mentioning the gaffe of sitting in a church for 20 years listening to a racist anti-Semite.

Oh, and Rezko? That’s still warming up.

91Veteran on May 31, 2008 at 2:35 PM

Let me get this straight….

Did he just call one of the most important historical landmarks in this country “spiffy?”

CurtZHP on May 31, 2008 at 2:38 PM

I think we can say that Barack’s bearings are lost for good.

Greenhorn on May 31, 2008 at 2:39 PM

Ed,

MAYBE IT’S TOO EARLY in the election cycle – hey, what do I know, I was only born in D.C. – but I’d be very grateful if the BlogBuddahs like you would please start separating the WHEAT-FROM-THE CHAF (sp?).

You folks have THE VOICES which can help the American public to discern between the “ha ha” GAFFES (i.e. the stupid, silly, idiotic misstatements) of The Obamboozler and his APPALLINGLY DEFECTIVE JUDGEMENT (one day Iran is tiny, the next day a grave threat, etc etc).

The former is to be DISMISSED, whereas the latter is valid grounds TO DISMISS THE INDIVIDUAL FOR CANDIDATE OF PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

Allowing Obi and his apologists to dismiss Obi’s judgement AS IF it were “only a gaffe” is a fatal error.

Lockstein13 on May 31, 2008 at 2:41 PM

Potato was originally mis-spelled by the teacher who gave him the card. She put “potatoe” on there. He recited it.
lorien1973 on May 31, 2008 at 11:51 AM

I remember that when it happened.

And after that, when Clinton and Al Gore was visiting Monticello, Al Gore was caught on camera asking “and who are these people” and the tour director had to explain that he was looking right at a bust of George Washington.

Ha. It’s only funny & newsworthy when a republican is involved, huh?

wise_man on May 31, 2008 at 2:53 PM

I wonder if he asked to see the Team America headquarters, too ….

Loved that movie…. “Hell yea!”

Hog Wild on May 31, 2008 at 3:02 PM

I wonder if he asked to see the Team America headquarters, too ….

America, f*k yeah!

Mallard T. Drake on May 31, 2008 at 3:03 PM

I don’t think this is that big a deal. Some film productions use sets, others don’t. I think anyone could have made that mistake.

aengus on May 31, 2008 at 3:08 PM

lorien1973 on May 31, 2008 at 11:51 AM

The WEED AND SEED PROGRAM is monopolized by uberleftists.

Last night, observing the Scripps National Spelling Bee, I was troubled by the unspiffy pronouncer’s poor enunciation. He mispronounced so many syllables with a consistent “uh” vowel sound regardless of the vowel content within the word. He also screwed up Nietzsche’s last name that way, pronouncing Nietzschuh as one example emitted from his erroneously gay voice that really had no spiff to it. He carelessly misled responses from contestants, making the evening all about himself.

maverick muse on May 31, 2008 at 3:22 PM

aengus

It just goes to show how gullible Obama is. You’d think that a President of the United States would assume that National Monuments are not misused, that sets are preferential. Don’t send a boy to do a man’s job.

maverick muse on May 31, 2008 at 3:27 PM

Update: I wonder if he asked to see the Team America headquarters, too

He doesn’t know about Teen America. He wouldn’t watch a movie where “his side” didn’t win! Derka Derka

Bicyea on May 31, 2008 at 3:46 PM

Come on. This whole mount Rushmore thing is just another distraction and it doesn’t help his kids.

OT

I hope this doesn’t get me banned but I wanted to let everyone know I am giving away 5 copies of my new book. For details just go to my website.

Mormon Doc on May 31, 2008 at 3:52 PM

OT:

Discovery set to launch in about 2 hours.
Live coverage here:
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/

Taking up the Japanese science module and the RotorRooter.

Limerick on May 31, 2008 at 3:52 PM

Update: I wonder if he asked to see the Team America headquarters, too ….

Golden.

+ 1 Zing point for you. :-)

Hawkins1701 on May 31, 2008 at 3:54 PM

Envelope please. Thank you. And the Award for Funniest Comment of the Day goes to … FOGW! For:

Obama, upon seeing the Grand Canyon for the first time … “We got this for only a 1000 bucks?”

Congrats FOGW!

Tony737 on May 31, 2008 at 3:55 PM

As per your discussion about Obama’s 57 states, here are my suggestions as to what the missing 7 states are:

1. State of denial (Hillary’s apparent birthplace),

2. State of despair (resulting from the surge),

3. Confederate State (any one Hillary wins),

4. Statehood (Renko),

5. Misstate (Obama’s apparent birthplace),

6. Statecraft (the Presidential yacht),

7. Philly Cheese State (one that Obama wouldn’t be caught dead near).

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on May 31, 2008 at 3:57 PM

5. Misstate (Obama’s apparent birthplace),
Dr. Charles G. Waugh on May 31, 2008 at 3:57 PM

Zing!

geckomon on May 31, 2008 at 4:02 PM

Dr. Charles, keep an eye on #5.

You say tomato and i say tamatoe
tomato tamatoe potato patatoe
lets call the whole thing offff but oooo if we call the whole thing off than we must part, and oooo if we ever ever part, it will break my heart

Entelechy on May 31, 2008 at 4:27 PM

I don’t get it; what’s the gaffe?

Movies are often shot on location, in fact Hitchcock wanted to film the monument scene on location. (see here)

Furthermore, most that scene is one of the most studied of all of Hitchocks movies because of its believability:

Two of the film’s set pieces are among the most famous in movie history: Grant’s pursuit through a cornfield by a plane dusting crops where there aren’t any crops; and the hair-raising climax on Mount Rushmore where Grant and Eva Marie Saint are chased across the faces of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt by thugs Martin Landau and Adam Williams. The crop-dusting chase was shot on location, but the Mount Rushmore sequence was not. The U.S. Department of the Interior denied its cooperation and Hitchcock was forced to shoot the scene in the studio, employing oversized sets, backdrops and photographic plates of the actual monument to remarkable effect. (ie: rendered convincingly)

12thman on May 31, 2008 at 4:29 PM

Discovery

T -9mins

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/

Limerick on May 31, 2008 at 4:54 PM

Limerick on May 31, 2008 at 4:54 PM

After all these years it is still such a beautiful bird.

12thman on May 31, 2008 at 5:06 PM

12thman on May 31, 2008 at 5:06 PM

That she be!

In orbit now.

Limerick on May 31, 2008 at 5:14 PM

Link for the Greensburg Kansas “misstatement”:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18564159/

Pilgrim on May 31, 2008 at 6:48 PM

Barrack Osama Bin Husein Obama just made a verbal mistake. you should not make fun of him because he used to go to Trinity United. Right?

custer on May 31, 2008 at 7:04 PM

Come on, Ed, you’re going a little overboard on this one. Thinking that perhaps North by Northwest’s Rushmore scene was filmed on location is hardly a gaffe; it isn’t unreasonable to think that a movie made in the 1950–before extensive special effects technology–would have been shot on site.

radjah shelduck on May 31, 2008 at 7:23 PM

“How did they get up there in the first place?”

Thats what I’M wondering about the Obama’s.

shooter on May 31, 2008 at 8:49 PM

The whole “stupid conservative” thing is just another part of the leftist narrative. A stupid or ill-informed leftist doesn’t fit that narrative, so it never gets repeated by the left-wing press.

Bush’s gaffes are many and legendary, and the left is quick to turn that into an indicator of his IQ. Never mind that the guy has an undergraduate degree from Yale and an MBA from Harvard; was an Air Force officer; was selected for flight training by the USAF; qualified in and flew hundreds of hours in one of the most notoriously difficult to fly fighter-interceptors of his day. How many DNC members can even read an aeronautical sectional chart?

Democrats and their partners in the press make me want to puke.

flipflop on May 31, 2008 at 9:00 PM

Clingygate
“typical white person”
“punished with a baby”

Rhinoboy on May 31, 2008 at 9:11 PM

Sock puppet.

Empty suit.

Manchurian candidate.

Complete fraud.

Sock puppet.

Empty suit.

Decisions, decisions.

fred5678 on May 31, 2008 at 9:38 PM

…Never mind that the guy has an undergraduate degree from Yale and an MBA from Harvard; was an Air Force officer; was selected for flight training by the USAF; qualified in and flew hundreds of hours in one of the most notoriously difficult to fly fighter-interceptors of his day. How many DNC members can even read an aeronautical sectional chart?

flipflop on May 31, 2008 at 9:00 PM

And Gore flunked out of TWO graduate schools, never did get a graduate degree.

But he’s so smart in global warming.

fred5678 on May 31, 2008 at 9:48 PM

The folks that support him are so ignorant and deluded that they wont understand when he makes a gaff even if you explain it to them.

TheSitRep on May 31, 2008 at 10:34 PM

…his ears were ego was too big to ever be included in such a display. …

Better.

hillbillyjim on May 31, 2008 at 10:38 PM

…his ears were ego was too big to ever be included in such a display a desirable candidate …

Mo’ better.

hillbillyjim on May 31, 2008 at 10:43 PM

Can’t wait until the general election when Obama visits lovely Bodega Bay, CA near Santa Rosa and proclaims how good the place looked since they cleaned up the mess from all those birds that invaded the joint…

Captain Scarlet on May 31, 2008 at 10:43 PM

The folks that support him are so ignorant and deluded that they wont understand when he makes a gaff even if you explain it to them.

TheSitRep on May 31, 2008 at 10:34 PM

I am not ignorant nor am I deluded. Would you mind explaining to me where the gaffe is here?

Why is it so impossible to imagine a pre CGI-era movie was shot on location? …especially considering the fact that Hitchcock actually tried to get approval to shoot it there.
(see my comment at 4:29pm yesterday)

It’s a pretty straight-forward question. Calling me names doesn’t quite answer it.

12thman on June 1, 2008 at 6:14 AM

Don’t forget about his failure to cover his heart during the playing of the National Anthem.

Black Adam on June 1, 2008 at 6:26 AM

“12thman,”

Although it is not impossible to imagine that something was shot on location, it’s pretty damn impossible to believe it if you have seen this film.

I see the “gaffe” (i.e. a laughable “oops” stupidity, not one of Obama’s displays of poor judgement and lack of principles) being Obama depending on one of his inexperienced handlers feeding him “info for the locals” which backfired in this instance.

Lockstein13 on June 1, 2008 at 8:36 AM

Uh, yes, and uh, Barack Obama, uh, is so, uh, well, spoken, uh, which, uh, is of course, um, a, um, refreshing change, uh, from, uh, George W. Bush!

My family has started a new game, counting how many times B.O. says “uh” while he’s giving a speech. But he’s so articulate! Well, I guess he would be considered articulate in Democratic circles since he doesn’t constantly so, “You know whut I’m sayin’?”

Special K on June 1, 2008 at 8:44 AM

You know, the more I think about what Obama said at Mt. Rushmore, the more I think it shows his complete narcissism. This man who has the gall to run for president when he has done nothing nor accomplished nothing other than giving a speech at the Democratic National Committee now thinks he should be on Mt. Rushmore? He considers himself that great? Mr. Obama, it ain’t your ears that are too large for Mt. Rushmore, it’s your ego!

Special K on June 1, 2008 at 8:58 AM

Democrat Barack Obama paid an unscheduled late-night visit to Mount Rushmore Friday, visiting the national memorial at closing time and joking that his ears were too big to ever be included in such a display. …

Ho ho ho! Too bad he didn’t bring his old spiritual advisor along to provide color commentary on the “display’s” deeper meaning.

argos on June 1, 2008 at 1:15 PM

Ho ho ho! Too bad he didn’t bring his old spiritual advisor along to provide color commentary on the “display’s” deeper meaning.

argos on June 1, 2008 at 1:15 PM

Geeze…you’re right. Wright running around G-d [email protected] the US of KKK A because some old white guys intentionally chose a mountain that isn’t wide enough to include his ears (never mind the others are not shown). A huge conspiracy to keep a certain black man down.

…and Bill Ayers sneaking around wondering where to plant the charges…

…and the missus whining about her children not being helped because his face won’t be etched in stone.

There goes the pride huh?

91Veteran on June 1, 2008 at 1:32 PM

MOUNT RUSHMORE: Republicans’ favorite rock group. (Inspired by a joke by Milton Berle.)

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on June 1, 2008 at 1:34 PM

It makes me wonder if this is a preview of what his administration will be like? A propped-up fake….

CynicalOptimist on June 1, 2008 at 1:39 PM

No matter what happens the Democrats can’t back away from Obamasiah now so they will just ignore his unexperience and total lack of qulaifications for the job…You can thank this on liberals taking over the education system and teaching kids that they never lose or do badly, they are all just as smart and bright etc., they just express it differently. Liberals teach kids that being smart and getting good grades shouldn’t be highlighted and singled out as an acomplishment because it might upset the kids who for whatever reason didn’t\don’t shine… This is why Obama thinks he’s qualified to run for president…having never accomplished anything which would have put him in the realm… I hope he doesn’t win or we will become the late great US… Oh and don’t get me started on his wife…talk about bitter and angry…

CCRWM on June 1, 2008 at 7:33 PM

I wonder if Obama could name the Presidents whose images are on Mount Rushmore.

If Obama is really interested in movies about Mount Rushmore, there was a 2007 Disney movie called “National Treasure” which tells a story of a supposed connection between John Wilkes Booth (Abraham Lincoln’s assassin) and a huge treasure buried near Mount Rushmore. Of course, this is a DISNEY movie, but maybe somebody should ask Obama whether he will refund the Mount Rushmore treasure to the taxpayers.

Steve Z on June 2, 2008 at 2:38 PM