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.

Thanks, Twitchy, for the catch, and the handy reference map.

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Bmore on August 8, 2013 at 8:46 AM

My money is on the cockatoo

RandallinHerndon on August 8, 2013 at 8:40 AM

Especially if it was Fred the Cockatoo from Baretta. I saw that bird in a show – it could beat Barky Boy with ease.

Greyledge Gal on August 8, 2013 at 8:49 AM

I guess

places like Charleston, South Carolina, or Savannah, Georgia, or Jacksonville, Florida

should be able to apply for some of that money that was set aside to pay for the damage they suffered from the BP oil spill in the Gulf.

lonestarleeroy on August 8, 2013 at 9:02 AM

P-o-t-a-t-o.

Akzed on August 8, 2013 at 9:09 AM

She’s not a medical doctor and thus not entitled to be called “doctor” all the time. She is a psychologist, and a jumped-up one at that.

Rogervzv on August 8, 2013 at 9:17 AM

P-o-t-a-t-o.

Akzed on August 8, 2013 at 9:09 AM

Which was misspelled on the sheet given to Quayle and Quayle took the misspelling as correct. The sheet was prepared by a public school teacher running the spelling bee. For some reason though, the media did not want to do a story about the competence of the teacher; don’t know why …

PackerBronco on August 8, 2013 at 9:17 AM

His peeps didn’t know the difference. The best part, tho, was when the vacationer in chief claimed that the govt wasn’t spying on Americans. How did Leno keep a straight face?

Kissmygrits on August 8, 2013 at 9:26 AM

Which was misspelled on the sheet given to Quayle and Quayle took the misspelling as correct.

I think he knew it was incorrect but didn’t want to embarrass the teacher. That’s what you get for having manners, I guess.

Missy on August 8, 2013 at 9:33 AM

But there’s the AP, dutifully with pooper scooper in hand, cleaning up after Urkel.

Because y’know, like, Sarah Palin is sooo stoopid and all, and did ya know she’s a quitter too?

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on August 8, 2013 at 9:43 AM

There is a very good possibility Obama is on some sort of pain meds. or anti anxiety pills. Even low dose meds, after a time will cause short term memory loss. I’d bet even odds.

Tonynoboloney on August 8, 2013 at 11:55 AM

His speech-reading face is always obnoxiously condescending and when he gaffes it has the typical look of jiver who knows his audience spots his gaffe and does his best to mask his gaffe with more condescension.

His face in that Leno clip (and in interview clips) never fails to remind me of my kids at teenage years when they were BS-ing me when their grades slipped and knew I knew they were BS-ing.

vnohara on August 8, 2013 at 2:01 PM

I don’t think this new Jay Walking format will work. They should return to multiple interviews with non-officeholders. And harder questions.

Barnestormer on August 8, 2013 at 2:38 PM

If I had an idiot he’d look like this President!

-Me

TheAudacityofNOPE on August 8, 2013 at 5:19 PM

The Emperor’s New Lows.

Like an ice skater at a Progressive event who keeps falling on his ass every time he tries to do a trick (like remember how many states there are or what cities are on the Gulf) but the audience continues to applauding every time because they don’t want to look like damned fools for allowing such an incompetent jackass to perform.

profitsbeard on August 9, 2013 at 12:59 AM