Obamateurism of the Day

The media has assured us repeatedly that in Barack Obama, we have an executive with unparalleled intelligence — a Harvard Law Review editor, a Constitutional law scholar, and a best-selling author. Unfortunately, he’s not very good at remembering the people on his senior staff. Last week, President Obama talked about the high-powered talent in his Cabinet:

The actual Secretary of Defense is Robert Gates, not William Gates. Obama can’t even claim that Gates is too new to remember; the Defense Secretary has been at that table longer than Obama, having been appointed in 2006. William “Bill” Gates founded Microsoft and gave us the Windows empire.

Maybe TOTUS runs on Windows Vista?

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