Wednesday, July 23, 2008


In case you haven't noticed, John McCain has a knack for inserting his foot.  Besides his constant confusion about the differences between Sunni and Shia Muslims and his self-acknowledged weakness on issues relating to the economy, it now appears McCain needs an education in geography too.

Here's the same guy who most people regard as strong on foreign policy, yet he couldn't find the Czech Republic on a map if he tried.  Apparently McCain's advisors still haven't clued him in.   He's defended Czechoslovakia (a nation that hasn't existed since 1993) on more than one occasion.  Why should any of us be surprised about McCain's latest gaffe?  

It's one thing for the average American to forget eighth grade geography, but candidates who are running for President should have at least some knowledge of national borders in regions of the world where American troops are serving.

There's only two explanations here.  Either McCain is just woefully ignorant of world geography or he's breathtakingly careless.  I don't think he's senile.  After all, you don't have to be old to be careless.  Either way, the end result equals the same incompetence we've witnessed over the last eight years.  


cmromey said...

You may have seen this also, but it is sad when he claims utter ignorance when it comes to computers. Here is a link to another blog that has the video:

Bill Newsome said...

If it weren't so serious, it'd be funny. How many leaders in Washington are "ignorant?" Ted Stevens thinks the internet is a series of tubes, and if memory serves me correct, Bush isn't a whiz on computers either. Out of touch. Makes you wonder how they accomplish anything.