Java Zen:Thinking Out Loud Sunday, 2020.04.05
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2007.05.09

Backtrack Oooopsorama

I remember being impressed with Barack Obama’s speech at the DNC in 2004. But on the campaign trail, he’s become increasingly inarticulate and weak. With increasing frequency, he is leaving a foolish impression. The latest shoe store he has opened in his mouth came during a campaign speech this past Tuesday where he made reference to the recent Kansas tornadoes:

“In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died — an entire town destroyed,” the Democratic presidential candidate said in a speech to 500 people packed into a sweltering Richmond art studio for a fundraiser.

Yes, I must have missed that one. Oh wait! I didn’t. The actual death toll was 12.

After concluding his remarks, he realized his flub and activated the “spin and damage control” neuron:

“There are going to be times when I get tired,” he said. “There are going to be times when I get weary. There are going to be times when I make mistakes.”

Reading the pattern, I’m thinking there are going to be times when Barack Obama isn’t president – like from 2009 to 20013.

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2007.05.10

Grammar fix.


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