Over at Blogging Tory JoJo's, it's an absolute parade of the retarded, with "Alberta Girl" bringing the latest dumbth:
Now, stop right there. Let's not dig into this just yet. Let us first ask the obvious question -- does anyone seriously think that Barack Obama believes the U.S. has 57 states? Really, that seems to be the implication here: Oh, man, what an imbecile, thinks there are 57 states, blar har har, what a freakin' moron!
So ... those who think Barack Obama really is that ignorant, raise your hands. Come on, get 'em up there. Let's see who is publicly trying to take that position. And now, we can see what appears to have happened:
The actual intent behind Senator Obama’s misstatement is easy to discern without the need to invoke an obscure international organization. He was trying to express the thought that in all the time he had spent on the campaign trail so far in 2007-8, he had visited all (48) of the states in the continental U.S. save for one (i.e., “one left to go,” excluding Alaska and Hawaii), but in his weariness he slipped up and started off with ‘fifty’ instead of ‘forty.’ (Note the long pause in the video clip between the words ‘fifty’ and ‘seven.’)
Well, holy slip of the tongue, Batman! A tired Obama apparently simply misspoke, which seems far more likely than being one of the dumbest human beings on the planet. You know -- like Alberta Girl.
P.S. By the way, AG, you're full of crap when you suggest "none of that happened." Lots of folks had fun with that gaffe. But I'm guessing that, unlike you, they actually knew it was just a slip of the tongue, and weren't being dishonest wanks.
There's a reason I loathe those idiots.