Obamateurism of the Day

posted at 8:05 am on July 2, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Combine a major public policy speech and history, and you have fertile ground for Obamateurisms. Yesterday’s address about immigration was no exception. Barack Obama not only managed to screw up a poem that has been an American gem for over 130 years, he also mangled the history of the Statue of Liberty — and inadvertently snubbed the French as a result.

First, the speech:

It was at this time that a young woman named Emma Lazarus, whose own family fled persecution from Europe generations earlier, took up the cause of these new immigrants. Although she was a poet, she spent much of her time advocating for better health care and housing for the newcomers. And inspired by what she saw and heard, she wrote down her thoughts and donated a piece of work to help pay for the construction of a new statue — the Statue of Liberty — which actually was funded in part by small donations from people across America.

Years before the statue was built — years before it would be seen by throngs of immigrants craning their necks skyward at the end of long and brutal voyage, years before it would come to symbolize everything that we cherish — she imagined what it could mean. She imagined the sight of a giant statue at the entry point of a great nation -– but unlike the great monuments of the past, this would not signal an empire. Instead, it would signal one’s arrival to a place of opportunity and refuge and freedom.

“Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand,” she wrote,

A mighty woman with a torch…
From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome…
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!”…
“Give me your tired, and your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to be free…
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

New York Magazine notes that Obama couldn’t even bother to quote the poem properly:

But the speech also relied heavily on sentimentality, most of all when Obama closed with the story of Emma Lazarus, and the sonnet she wrote for the Statue of Liberty, “The New Colossus.” It was a moving finish, despite Obama incorrectly reciting the famous line as “yearning to be free” instead of “yearning to breathe free.”

Jim Hoft also saw that the White House web site had it wrong, too. But even more embarrassing is an American President committing a blatant gaffe on the creation of the Statue of Liberty itself. As OOTD reader Barbara Y realized after hearing the speech, Lazarus didn’t raise funds to build the statue.  She raised funds to build the pedestal, on which the US government had balked at spending public money:

“Lazarus wrote “The New Colossus” in 1883 “for the occasion” of an auction to raise money for the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal. (emphasis Barbara’s) The poem was singled out and printed in the Catalogue of the Pedestal Fund Art Loan Exhibition at the National Academy of Design because event organizers hoped it would “awaken to new enthusiasm” those working on behalf of the pedestal.”

The statue itself was a gift from France to the United States on the centennial of our independence, but it was so large that it took longer than anticipated to finish.  It took several years of private fundraising to build the pedestal so that Bartholdi’s work could finally be assembled and displayed in full.  In fact, it was Joseph Pulitzer who had the most public effort in raising funds, scolding the rich and middle class for not doing more, until he had raised enough money to start the pedestal on what was known then as Bedloe’s Island — and the construction had to stop shortly after it began, until Pulitzer embarked on a second fundraising campaign to get enough money to complete the pedestal.

It would have taken the White House only a couple of minutes to get the poem and the history right.  No one in this administration cares enough to do so, it seems.

Got an Obamateurism of the Day? If you see a foul-up by Barack Obama, e-mail it to me at obamaisms@edmorrissey.com with the quote and the link to the Obamateurism. I’ll post the best Obamateurisms on a daily basis, depending on how many I receive. Include a link to your blog, and I’ll give some link love as well. And unlike Slate, I promise to end the feature when Barack Obama leaves office.

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I learned all about this in the 4th grade. Then again, I went to elementary school in the United States.

myrenovations on July 2, 2010 at 8:10 AM

Well, think, what difference does it make to the people he is speaking to? They could care less about history or accuracy, they just want to get a tingle…

right2bright on July 2, 2010 at 8:10 AM

Don’t know much about history
Don’t know much biology
Don’t know much about a science book
Don’t know much about the French I took

Mojave Mark on July 2, 2010 at 8:11 AM

The speechwriters must have looked it up on Wikipedia…..Dang internet screwed up….gotta blame it on something

cmsinaz on July 2, 2010 at 8:12 AM

President Blutarsky…

Someone needs to remind him never to give a speech commemorating the attack on Pearl Harbor.

turfmann on July 2, 2010 at 8:12 AM

No one in this administration cares enough to do much of anything, except push their own agenda.

DuctTapeMyBrain on July 2, 2010 at 8:14 AM

But even more embarrassing is an American President committing a blatant gaffe on the creation of the Statue of Liberty itself.

Well, what more should we expect when we put an Alien in the White House

petefrt on July 2, 2010 at 8:15 AM

Blutarski was a FAR greater leader than Obowma is. And at least he had an excuse for being ignorant of history. He was hammered for the nine years he was in college. Wait, Barry and his white powder…

bikermailman on July 2, 2010 at 8:16 AM

Face it bo it hopeless.

tim c on July 2, 2010 at 8:18 AM

I learned all about this in the 4th grade. Then again, I went to elementary school in the United States.

myrenovations on July 2, 2010 at 8:10 AM

Heh, well of course, what we heard yesterday was the Indonesian version… or something.

petefrt on July 2, 2010 at 8:18 AM

Re-writing history to suit your purposes of the moment.

… and a third of the country believes everything that comes out of his mouth.

rockbend on July 2, 2010 at 8:18 AM

And as we know, when the immigrants arrived within view of the statue, the were instantly allowed into the country with no processing or questioning or investigating or….

apostic on July 2, 2010 at 8:19 AM

The WH couldn’t even be bothered to look up Wikipedia.

Phoenician on July 2, 2010 at 8:23 AM

Stuff like this makes me wonder if that infamous “57 states” gaffe was more than simply a slip of the tongue.

JetBoy on July 2, 2010 at 8:23 AM

Why would you think that
It is accidental when
We insult or allies?

Haiku Guy on July 2, 2010 at 8:24 AM

Immigration? Isn’t that how the hegemon enslaves cheap labor?

rob verdi on July 2, 2010 at 8:24 AM

Why would you think that
It is accidental when
We insult our allies?

D’oh!

Haiku Guy on July 2, 2010 at 8:24 AM

If he’d gone through the legal immigration process, as well he should have, perhaps he would’ve learned a bit more about our country. Then again, he cares about our land about as much as we care about, say, Indonesia, maybe less.

TXUS on July 2, 2010 at 8:24 AM

This guy is a disgrace to the office of potus. Those responsible for propping this phony up and selling this scam to the people should be tried for treason.

Keemo on July 2, 2010 at 8:26 AM

Congratulations Ed. You have now defined the Obama Doctrine.

It would have taken the White House only a couple of minutes to get the poem and the history right. No one in this administration cares enough to do so, it seems.

NavyspyII on July 2, 2010 at 8:26 AM

I’m having a little difficulty with Obama-with-hands-raised pic on drudge. Maybe i’m reading into the symbolism too much, but are those winged serpents atop those flagpoles? Shouldn’t they be eagles?

ted c on July 2, 2010 at 8:27 AM

President Blutarsky…

Someone needs to remind him never to give a speech commemorating the attack on Pearl Harbor.

turfmann on July 2, 2010 at 8:12 AM

I don’t think you have much to worry about.

He’s much more likely to give one of his patented stem winders about how America acted stupidly in dropping the bomb on Hiroshima, then proposing a Saki Summit in order to apologize for our thoughtlessness.

VelvetElvis on July 2, 2010 at 8:27 AM

Why would you think that
It is accidental when
We insult our allies?

D’oh!

Haiku Guy on July 2, 2010 at 8:24 AM

5-7-6…?

JetBoy on July 2, 2010 at 8:27 AM

You mean it’s not the statue of illegal immigration with a lamp lighting the way to the welfare line?

BTW, are you sure the president is an American?

It used to be ‘best and brightest’ now it’s who can clean the bathroom for less. America, you are upside down.

tarpon on July 2, 2010 at 8:29 AM

Lindsey Graham wants to know what the Tea Party would do if we took back the country. I think we would turn it back into a country where this would happen:

She raised funds to build the pedestal, on which the US government had balked at spending public money

Kafir on July 2, 2010 at 8:29 AM

Smart Power

pain train on July 2, 2010 at 8:30 AM

Un-American.

publiuspen on July 2, 2010 at 8:30 AM

Stuff like this makes me wonder if that infamous “57 states” gaffe was more than simply a slip of the tongue.
JetBoy on July 2, 2010 at 8:23 AM

Stop wondering. This man is nothing but a sock puppet. He does not know enough about history to even proof read what his 25 year old speech writer puts on the teleprompter. Also, his word cadence is really starting to bother me.

Grayzel on July 2, 2010 at 8:31 AM

I struggle to be free of Obama (and hope I can breathe free without being taxed for the poisonous CO2 I exhale).

This is a very good short film on its history. As it notes, it was not the French government, but private French citizens who conceived of the project. Includes a fun fact about ticker tape parades….

Buy Danish on July 2, 2010 at 8:31 AM

Obama incorrectly reciting the famous line

” ‘cuse me while I kiss this guy ….”

Obozo singing along to a Hendrix song.

Jerome Horwitz on July 2, 2010 at 8:33 AM

OT: WTF?

Unemployment down to 9.5%?

BuckeyeSam on July 2, 2010 at 8:33 AM

It’s the Statue of Liberty, not the Statue of Immigration, Barry.

Red Cloud on July 2, 2010 at 8:35 AM

“I intend to use every resource of my office to make sure that this Administration does not escape serious, thorough, and consistent oversight of its policies, its use of taxpayer money, and its aggressive determination to impose a foreign ideological vision on the people of the United States.” Rep. Darrell Issa

I think Issa is on the right track in identifying just who we have in the oval office. Every American grade schooler should know that the Statue of Liberty was a gift from France. Unbelievable that a majority of Americans elected this man to the highest office in the land with all the gaps and unknowns in his education and his life. This lack of curiosity by the American people is astounding and this lack curiosity by the media is near criminal.

Fallon on July 2, 2010 at 8:35 AM

Zero and TOTUS’s writers can’t be bothered by American History. Now, getting Indonesian, Kenyan or the odd Hawaiian history, that’s the ticket!

SeniorD on July 2, 2010 at 8:35 AM

OT: WTF?

Unemployment down to 9.5%?

BuckeyeSam on July 2, 2010 at 8:33 AM

I expected as much—over the last 2-3 days the krugmans and the economists were more sober (or somber) than ever in their economic predictions and now voila’….a drop in the unemployment rate. Do you see how their contrived “expectations” swing narratives? They thought “of course, it has to go up” and when it doesn’t, well, then they think “stupid us, we are in a recovery after all“.

more smoke n’ mirrors IMO

ted c on July 2, 2010 at 8:37 AM

OT: WTF?

Unemployment down to 9.5%?

BuckeyeSam on July 2, 2010 at 8:33 AM

Are Census workers who are let go counted as unemployed? I would think they’re not eligible for unemployment benefits. Another possibility is that more people are giving up looking for work. And yet another possibility is that it’s due to those 1.3 million whose unemployment is set to expire thanks to the Senate failing to pass yet another extension.

That’s the irony and even tools in the administration like Romer have admitted it. The unemployment rate will actually need to go UP and not down in order for this recovery to continue. Because that would mean people are actively looking for work and are once again counted as part of the labor force.

Doughboy on July 2, 2010 at 8:37 AM

I knew “yearning to breathe free” in 7th grade.

My bad, though. I wasn’t educated by Marxists.

Grace_is_sufficient on July 2, 2010 at 8:37 AM

It would have taken the White House only a couple of minutes to get the poem and the history right. No one in this administration cares enough to do so, it seems.

Yeah, but that would only matter to some one who is interested in American History, and the United States of America.

Not merely un-American, but anti-American.

rbj on July 2, 2010 at 8:38 AM

key statistic: 18 mos after stimulus and we are >8% unemployment…..above their ceiling….WTF?

ted c on July 2, 2010 at 8:38 AM

I heard the unemployment numbers today. Don’t worry in a month or two they will be revised up. It’s all smoke and mirrors. I also heard non-farm jobs lost 125,000 jobs. Yeah, that would make the unemployment numbers go down…..

sandee on July 2, 2010 at 8:39 AM

The unemployment rate fell as more people out of work gave up on their job searches and left the labor force. People who are no longer looking for work aren’t counted as unemployed.

And lo and behold, just what I suspected. And this quote is from an AP report on the unemployment rate. Even they’re acknowledging how bad this economy is.

Doughboy on July 2, 2010 at 8:40 AM

ted c on July 2, 2010 at 8:27 AM

I am compelled to post this once more …

That photo is idolatrous and offensive. The lengths to which members of the MSM go to construct their hagiography for Jug-Eared Jesus far outstrips anything Joseph Goebbels and Leni Riefenstahl did for Hitler and the Nazis. AP photographer Charles Dharapak had to position himself ahead of time to catch this and I wouldn’t put surprised if The Won had been coached to make the pose. It’s disgusting.

ya2daup on July 2, 2010 at 8:44 AM

Stuff like this makes me wonder if that infamous “57 states” gaffe was more than simply a slip of the tongue.

JetBoy on July 2, 2010 at 8:23 AM

Heh, he was thinking ahead and counting the soon-to-be states of Puerto Rico, Haiti, and the five most northern states in Mexico.

petefrt on July 2, 2010 at 8:46 AM

Articulate.

the_souse on July 2, 2010 at 8:47 AM

ya2daup on July 2, 2010 at 8:44 AM

Oh, yeah. That picture is posed. Hurry, November!

BetseyRoss on July 2, 2010 at 8:47 AM

Funny how Lazarus so often comes up in conversations about immigration, as if she should be some kind of final arbiter on this topic. As if we should base our decisions about immigration on a freaking POEM! I mean, it’s a nice poem, but we’ve got enough of our own tired, poor huddled masses these days. We don’t need more.

Dee2008 on July 2, 2010 at 8:49 AM

And the lack of attention to detail in this is apparent in every single thing this administration does.

ProfessorMiao on July 2, 2010 at 8:51 AM

Yearning to breathe free, but only after paying a major portion of my income to the government for the priviledge.

Sheesh… I yearn for 2012. Then, just maybe, we can all breathe a little more freely.

Crusader Rabbit on July 2, 2010 at 8:52 AM

After looking at that photo on drudge again, I am increasingly skeptical that it is an eagle on top of the US flag. The adornment is called a “finial” and the head does not appear to look like other finials that are available for US flags with the heads of eagles. The neck is long and slender and the shape of the head is serpentine. I believe that is worth looking into or questioning. While federal law does not prohibit the types of finials used, IIRC, why use something like that in lieu of an eagle…..maybe nothing but it’s certainly questionable.

ted c on July 2, 2010 at 8:53 AM

She raised funds to build the pedestal, on which the US government had balked at spending public money:

Let’s all take a moment to contemplate this.

Cindy Munford on July 2, 2010 at 8:58 AM

Add another to the long list of the USA’s friends whom our president has insulted. *facepalm*
Most of us appreciate France’s gift.

itsnotaboutme on July 2, 2010 at 9:00 AM

Why is he talking about legal immigrants when the real issue is illegal immigrants?

eigafan on July 2, 2010 at 9:03 AM

I’m wondering when Mr. President is going to return the statue to France like he did the bust of Churchill

scalleywag on July 2, 2010 at 9:03 AM

OT: WTF?

Unemployment down to 9.5%?

BuckeyeSam on July 2, 2010 at 8:33 AM

Nanzi said it best dontcha know…Unemployment checks CREATE JOBS!!

C’mon people…we have the smartest administration evah!!!

Go get in line, get yer check and go create jobs!! /s

RoxanneH on July 2, 2010 at 9:11 AM

Articulate.

the_souse on July 2, 2010 at 8:47 AM

Clean.

Akzed on July 2, 2010 at 9:12 AM

Aw, come on. Who are you guys to argue the smartest President evah! As declared by the dumbest group of people on college campuses this side of Education Colleges.

MNHawk on July 2, 2010 at 9:14 AM

Got 200 pounds of dry food in the basement; a huge garden a-growin; and hunting tags a-waiten for hunting season.. At the rate Liberals are destroying our economy, my focus is on enough food and water to get my family through the growing storm.

No doubt in my mind this is the attack from within we have been whispering about for the past generation or so.

Keemo on July 2, 2010 at 9:16 AM

I keep saying that Obama is no better (or worse) a’speaker than Bush, but it’s like tilting at a windmill.

Dunno if it’s because he’s black or because Bush is southern.

eforhan on July 2, 2010 at 9:22 AM

cmsinaz on July 2, 2010 at 8:12 AM

In this case, wikipedia have the correct quote and the correct story behind it.

Phoenician on July 2, 2010 at 9:26 AM

The worst Obamateurism is conflating LEGAL and ILLEGAL immigrants. Or is that just a lie.

Paul-Cincy on July 2, 2010 at 9:36 AM

With the closure of the “Golf” Barrack Petroleum disaster to reporters and congress critters, the hiding of birth certificates, college transcripts, college entrance papers, the failure to secure our borders, the consent of this administration to voter disenfanchisement, the partisan ramming at midnight of bills unread mayhaps we should send the Statue back to France and thank them for the loan.

We have ceased to be a free people and are being subjected to a takeover by 60′s gariatric clowns and a Black Muslim America hater bent on makin us pay for our past freedoms!

Ask them to hold it for us until such a time as we can right our country and throw the Commie usurpers and Anti-American haters out on their a$$e$!

dhunter on July 2, 2010 at 9:46 AM

It’s hard to believe he and his speechwriters don’t know the history behind the Lady Liberty.

Although she was a poet, she spent much of her time advocating for better health care and housing for the newcomers.

No she didn’t. What a demagogging fool this guy is.

Obama got high marks for intelligence, ability to communicate and imagination

I should say.

Rae on July 2, 2010 at 9:47 AM

It would have taken the White House only a couple of minutes to get the poem and the history right. No one in this administration cares enough to do so, it seems.

Wouldn’t want him to be late for tee time. Fore.

chemman on July 2, 2010 at 9:51 AM

Thank you, Ed, for including my information on the misstatements Obama made about the Statue of Liberty! Just to give proper attribution, the quote came from the Virtual Jewish Library’s biography of Emma Lazarus.

Question to all: If you were a student at Columbia University who had never been to New York City, don’t you think you might make time to take a ride out to tour the Statue of Liberty sometime during your matriculation?

Dear Leader apparently didn’t or he didn’t bother to listen as the National Park guides recited the history of the Statue. Bartholdi filed for a patent with a drawing of Lady Liberty in 1879 — 4 years before Emma Lazarus wrote “The New Colossus”.

I do believe that I recently saw a clip from someone singing the poem as put to music. Now I’m wondering if it was in previews for that 4th of July celebration Obama taped at Ford’s Theatre? If so, the singer sang “be free” rather than “breathe free” — or that was what it sounded like to me at the time. I’ll be DVRing that this weekend to find out.

Greyledge Gal on July 2, 2010 at 9:59 AM

Barry always has a problem with that ‘history’ thing. You’d think he and his speech writers would avoid anything historical.

GarandFan on July 2, 2010 at 10:13 AM

Thank Ed for setting history straight after such a popular President is unable to know it enough to correct his speech writers, or the Teleprompter operator.

But, I am sure the President and his staff are rewritting the history to meet his viewpoint by using Wikipedia to set the record straight.

Further, Ed I an assured you heard the ‘Atta-Boy’ he gave you for pointing out these odorous remarks. But, also added the meanings of pose of the Statue. Specifically, that she was advancing to spread the message world-wide.

MSGTAS on July 2, 2010 at 10:16 AM

Question to all: If you were a student at Columbia University who had never been to New York City, don’t you think you might make time to take a ride out to tour the Statue of Liberty sometime during your matriculation?

Your bein kind of picky here aren’t ya?
After all Pinnochio did do a fly by in Air Force Flyin Tour Bus Won shortly after being picked First Pinnochio Presidente Of These United States (FPPOTUS)!

Hard to read those things form 1500 feet whilst folks are runnin around scramblin for cover!

dhunter on July 2, 2010 at 10:18 AM

This is what happens when you use Wikipedia as a primary source. Also, I didn’t know Emma Lazarus was a socialist. I mean, afterall, if she’s advocating government run healthcare, then it must be alright.

WordsMatter on July 2, 2010 at 10:21 AM

I don’t think they care if they get the facts right. This is, of course 1984 — what they say is fact by definition. That’s how all liberals think.

mr.blacksheep on July 2, 2010 at 10:21 AM

dhunter on July 2, 2010 at 10:18 AM

Gotta tell you, when I first read your comment I thought it said “pricky” rather than “picky”. LOL.

Anyway, dhunter, I contend, I do, I do, that the fly-by was Michelle and big contributors. She actually went to public school in the United States when they still taught the history of the Statue . . . unlike her foreign and private schooled hubby in chief. :p

Greyledge Gal on July 2, 2010 at 10:47 AM

Your bein kind of picky here aren’t ya?
After all Pinnochio did do a fly by in Air Force Flyin Tour Bus Won shortly after being picked First Pinnochio Presidente Of These United States (FPPOTUS)!

Hard to read those things form 1500 feet whilst folks are runnin around scramblin for cover!
dhunter on July 2, 2010 at 10:18 AM

Probably Michelle and the big contributors doing the fly by, dhunter. :p

The annoited one was probably too busy shagging balls.

Greyledge Gal on July 2, 2010 at 10:50 AM

Phoenician on July 2, 2010 at 9:26 AM

thanks…I don’t trust it half the time…

cmsinaz on July 2, 2010 at 11:13 AM

Lazarus was an “activist” and a Marxist. Of course she was also a Zionist but that’s two for three for Obama.

Rush was all over this yesterday, making the basic point that it’s not The Statue of Immigration.

Drained Brain on July 2, 2010 at 11:28 AM

The statue itself was a gift from France to the United States on the centennial of our independence, but it was so large that it took longer than anticipated to finish. It took several years of private fundraising to build the pedestal so that Bartholdi’s work could finally be assembled and displayed in full.

Bartholdi was an excellent sculptor, but not an engineer. He had made a small clay model for the statue by 1870, but he needed the expertise of the French structural engineer Gustave Eiffel to fabricate the interior braces needed to support the massive statue. None of the funding for Eiffel was provided by Emma Lazarus or her group.

Gustave Eiffel was one of the greatest architects and engineers of his time, and also designed the “Eiffel Tower” for the Paris World’s Fair to commemorate the centenniel of the French Revolution in 1889. It is 1,063 feet tall, and was the tallest man-made structure in the world at the time it was built.

Steve Z on July 2, 2010 at 12:00 PM

I’ve seen stuff like this happen…and I’ve been guilty of it myself, but I’m not a speechwriter.

It’s the arrogance of ‘knowing’ you’re right with such confidence that you don’t bother to look it up…and of course, you get it wrong.

James on July 2, 2010 at 12:22 PM

May ‘favorite’ part of his speech

being an American is not a matter of blood or birth. It’s a matter of faith. It’s a matter of fidelity to the shared values that we all hold so dear.

Heh, no “faith” on his part for good ol’ lady America, half the blood…and that’s about all we know about, for sure.

What a pretender! To dare to even speak about this…he or his writers are nuts. The world has never, and hopefully never will, experience/d the likes of him.

Schadenfreude on July 2, 2010 at 1:16 PM

This lack of curiosity by the American people is astounding and this lack curiosity by the media is near criminal.
Fallon on July 2, 2010 at 8:35 AM

With the media it’s not lack of curiosity. They are actively sucking on the Obama gummy snake.

Schadenfreude on July 2, 2010 at 1:22 PM

It would have taken the White House only a couple of minutes to get the poem and the history right. No one in this administration cares enough to do so, it seems.

No….they don’t. But what is even more pathetic is…the tape was out there for all to see, that Obama couldn’t even put his hand over his heart during the National Anthem. This was before the election, and 52% of Americans were either hell bent on punishing Republicans, and Bush, or so stupid, they believe any kind of hype (I got a bridge in Brooklyn for sale) that they’d elect a man who doesn’t give a fig about this countries history, traditions, and FACTS!!!

capejasmine on July 2, 2010 at 1:50 PM

Obama incorrectly reciting the famous line
” ‘cuse me while I kiss this guy ….”

Obozo singing along to a Hendrix song.

Jerome Horwitz on July 2, 2010

Right after he sang, “There’s a bathroom on the right” by CCR.

Extrafishy on July 2, 2010 at 2:40 PM

Ed, details, details.

Their (WH) version is more heart-wrenching (depending on who the audience is).

Sir Napsalot on July 2, 2010 at 2:54 PM

Re-writing history to suit your purposes of the moment.

… and a third of the country believes everything that comes out of his mouth.

rockbend on July 2, 2010 at 8:18 AM

Because they are just as ignorant as he is. They voted for him after all, and he was the smartest candidate don’t you know? As a friend of mine, who also voted for him, once told me, “I know he’s smart because he was the editor of the Harvard Law Review”. We now know that even that may be a lie.

Susanboo on July 2, 2010 at 5:22 PM