The Stupidest Herman Cain Proving He’s Right THERE With Foreign Stuff That Isn’t Pizza-Related

Another fascinating moment from the still long-way-to-go presidential campaign:

Jeopardy answer:  “Not the best thing to say if you’re Herman Cain and, as a presidential candidate, have already committed a few gaffes.”

Question:   “How do you say ‘delicious’ in Cuban?”

Way to go, Herm!  Granted, you’re wrong, in that there is no such language as Cuban.  But what the hey!  They’re not keeping score in Uz-becki-becki-becki-becki-stan!

 

The Stupidest Not Ready for Prime Time Debate Moment

Note to Rick Perry:  Gingko is supposed to help your memory.

We speak, of course, of the moment in the Republican debates last night in which Perry, attempting (“attempting” is the key word here) to explain which three government agencies he would cut, said the following:

“Commerce, education, and the umm, what’s the third one there? Let’s see… The third agency of government I would do away with – education, uh the, commerce, and let’s see, I can’t. The third one I can’t. Sorry. Oops.”

Another note to Rick Perry:  “Oops” doesn’t quite make it as a good debate point.  But, hey, you DID get two out of three!

from the Stupidest Excuses about the Stupidest Moments in Political Rhetoric, Garbled History Division

Student of American history Sarah Palin has explained (with superb clarity) that her comment last week about Paul Revere ringing bells and warning the British was not a mistake at all.   Silly us.

I didn’t mess up about Paul Revere. Here’s what Paul Revere did. He warned the Americans that “the British were coming, the British were coming.” And they were going to try to take our arms so got to make sure that, uh, we were protecting ourselves and, uhm, shoring up all of our ammunitions and our firearms so that they couldn’t take them.

But remember that the British had already been there — many soldiers — for seven years in that area. And part of Paul Revere’s ride… And it wasn’t just one ride. He was a courier. He was a messenger. Part of his ride was to warn the British that were already there that, “Hey. You’re not going to succeed. You’re not going to take American arms. You are not gonna beat our own well-armed, uh, persons, uh, individual private militia that we have. He did warn the British.

And in a shout-out, gotcha type of question that was asked of me, I answered candidly. And I know my American history.

Hey, we’re convinced!  She sure does!  (And being asked about Paul Revere, how much more “gotcha” can a question get, huh?)

Stupidest Moments in Political Rhetoric, Garbled History Division

Listen, my children, and you shall hear Sarah Palin on tour in Massachusetts, home to the earliest patriots, as in, remember him?  Paul Revere:  Apparently Ms. Palin doesn’t . . .

“He who warned uh, the British that they weren’t gonna be takin’ away our arms, uh by ringing those bells, and um, makin’ sure as he’s riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be sure and we were going to be free, and we were going to be armed.”

 

The Stupidest “Don’t Believe What I Said” Explanation, Excuse or Obfuscation, Newtonian

We kinda sorta thought that when one says something on say, national television, it means one has, well, said it.  Boy, are we naive or what?

Let us turn to one Newton “Newt” Gingrich who, on an interview with Fox News said:

I want to make sure every House Republican is protected from some kind of dishonest Democratic ad. So let me say on the record, any ad which quotes what I said on Sunday is a falsehood. Because I have said publicly those words were inaccurate and unfortunate and I’m prepared to stand up… When I make a mistake — and I’m going to on occasion — I want to share with the American people “that was a mistake” because that way we can have an honest conversation.

Yes.  If he is quoted as saying something he said, it is wrong.  Get it?

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