Juris Rovvius, on May 9 2007, 07:20 PM, said:
16 is the *official* number. I heard the DoD is undercounting it.
Even if it rose to 160, that's still a vast difference from 10,000.
Hambil, on May 9 2007, 07:35 PM, said:
It's a screw up, and makes him look bad. A few hundred more of those and a website or two called Obamaisms, and you've got a case.
Indeed it is a screw up. Not a major one, but a screw up nonetheless. A gross error, and one he hasn't made any correction of last I checked. Why would I need a few hundred more to have a case? Would you like me to discuss his actions toward the guy who created an Obama fan-site that was taken away from him because his campaign team didn't want to pay for it? It simply shows a case where the man failed to check the facts, and should at the very least raise an eyebrow on his future speaches/comments and so forth. We all make errors, but this is way off.
offworlder, on May 9 2007, 07:37 PM, said:
yeah I heard this on Rush's radio this morning ~
he didn't get that number, he was jus speakin fas is all
Obama impresses me as the kinda guy who speaks more than reading prepared speaches, except at some convention where there are teleprompters and everyone has a prepared text speach --
but he speaks, he chats, he goes like extemporaneous-plus, with phrases and headline titles but then gets to talkin ; so it's easy when gettin really crankin and the passion and the adrenalin and the symbiosis with the audience -- and misspeak a line ; bah, I don't expect any righties really think he researched and meant that number then got it wrong; they jus use it in their agenda-speak for talk radio and talk tv.
Just the way the rolling stone rolls
Bush is good at speakifyin' too.
Sure, I can understand a person getting carried away talking, but 10,000 dead???
scherzo, on May 9 2007, 08:38 PM, said:
Well it did happen in Kansas. Maybe he was factoring in the folks who were merely launched safely to Emerald City. Sure, they can get home...but you try picking up a pair of ruby slippers in this economy.
Umm, if they live in Kansas, and they ended up in Oz, I doubt they'd be wanting to go back to Kansas.
Except for maybe Smallville.
Digital Man, on May 9 2007, 08:54 PM, said:
I was wondering if the Yellowstone supervolcano blew up, or something!
That's next week.
QueenTiye, on May 9 2007, 09:10 PM, said:
Good heavens. That's an awful thing to say, glibly. Not the worst thing by far, but, bad. Maybe he misunderstood and there were tens of thousands of homes damaged?
Agreed, it was an awful thing to say, but not the worst thing. Maybe he did misunderstand, or was misinformed. I certainly would like to know. I'm curious. That poor town essentially got wiped off the map as far as property goes.