Obama can’t remember Dr. Jill Biden’s name or where the Gulf of Mexico is
posted at 10:01 pm on August 7, 2013 by Mary Katharine Ham
Oh, just a bit of fun this evening. President Obama was talking military issues at Camp Pendleton today when he referenced his wife’s and Dr. Jill Biden’s work on behalf of military families, only he couldn’t remember one of their names. Better Jill than Michelle, I suppose:
And, on Jay Leno’s show last night, the president showed a great interest in deepening the nation’s ports, but not a lot of geographical aptitude.
If we don’t deepen our ports all along the Gulf — places like Charleston, South Carolina, or Savannah, Georgia, or Jacksonville, Florida — if we don’t do that, those ships are going to go someplace else. And we’ll lose jobs. Businesses won’t locate here.
Yes, one could assume for the president that he meant “along the Gulf” AND “places like Charleston…Savannah…Jacksonville,” none of which are on the Gulf of Mexico, just as we all would have assumed that’s what George W. Bush meant in a moment of misspeaking, right? But that’s not what he said, and as with 57 states, I’m not as inclined to give the Smartest President of All Time as much slack as, say, the AP gave him by fixing up the quote:
“If we don’t deepen our ports all along the Gulf — (and in) places like Charleston, S.C., or Savannah, Ga., or Jacksonville, Fla. — if we don’t do that, these ships are going to go someplace else and we’ll lose jobs,” Obama said.