How do you top Palin's not knowing the "Bush Doctrine?"

Discussion in 'Politics' started by james_bond_3rd, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. By not knowing that Spain is in Europe:

    09.18.08 -- 9:21AM
    By Josh Marshall

    Well, we've heard the interview now. And John McCain either doesn't know who the Prime Minister of Spain is, thinks Spain is a country in Latin America, or possibly both.

    In case, you haven't seen our updates from last night, yesterday John McCain was interviewed on the Florida affiliate of Spanish radio network Union Radio. And in the interview McCain appeared not to know who the Prime Minister of Spain was and assumed he was some anti-American leftist leader from South America.

    After the interviewer presses him a couple times on the point and tries to focus him on the fact that Prime Minister Zapatero isn't from Mexico and isn't a drug lord either McCain comes back at her saying, "All I can tell you is that I have a clear record of working with leaders in the Hemisphere that are friends with us and standing up to those who are not. And that's judged on the basis of the importance of our relationship with Latin America and the entire region."

    Then there's a moment of awkward pause before she says. "But what about Europe? I'm talking about the President of Spain."

    McCain: "What about me, what?

    Interviewer: "Are you willing to meet with him if you're elected president?"

    McCain: "I am wiling to meet with any leader who is dedicated to the same principles and philosophy that we are for humans rights, democracy and freedom. And I will stand up to those who do not."

    At this point, the interviewer gets tongue-tied presumably because she can't get over McCain not knowing what Spain is.
  2. Of course he should've known. Before he went to Vietnam, he actually did training over southern Spain, severed a power line, and caused a blackout.

    But he just can't remember. It was literally last century.

    Is it no wonder this country is going to shit when people keep electing MORONS they'd rather have a beer with then competent, educated and intelligent LEADERS???????
  4. Wow.

    Reminds me of Bush's inability to name four leaders of four hotspots around the globe.
  5. Or didn't understand what the interviewer said. Very strong accent.


  6. Uh...Yeah...that's it...blame it on the accent.
  7. There's just a variety of possibilities. The article of course named only two...both derogatory of course.

    Personally I wouldn't have understood what the interviewer was talking about had I not already read the other information.

    But I suspect you and the others in this thread have an carry on. LOL.

  8. Are you older than McCain? Because you sound like.

    Let's entertain the possibility that the accent was indeed to hard for McCain to understand. Then why didn't he simply ask her to repeat the question, ask for a clarification, or say that I cannot understand you? Why did he babble on with all the irrelevant talking points? Where is the "straight talk?"

    Do you think everyone is that stupid?
  9. No, I don't think everyone is that stupid. Some people are stupid to the bone you for instance.

    Is your point that McCain has less foreign policy experience than Obama? LOL.


    PS I've posted my age here a variety of a search. How old are you son? LOL.
  10. No, it's not my point that McCain has less foreign policy experience - did you not see my follow up post pointing out McCain had actually been in Spain when he was young? Apparently dementia is afflicting not just McCain...
    #10     Sep 18, 2008