A nice compilation of Obama's gaffes

Investor's Business Daily has a nice collection of Obama's gaffes here. A couple that I haven't mentioned:

Consider his claim during a news conference Wednesday in Israel that "just this past week, we passed out of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee, which is my committee, a bill to call for divestment from Iran."
His committee? Obama isn't even a member of the Banking Committee, let alone its chairman. So was it a self-promoting lie or a misstep? Only he knows. . . .

A few days later, Obama goofed again, asserting that "Israel is a strong friend of Israel's." Sure, he meant America is a good friend of Israel. And sure, he knows the difference. But he's also sure the media will cover his howlers even as they ridicule Republicans when they are just as "inartful."

Except for the Banking Committee one, I have no problem believing that things like the Israeli statement are just silly mistakes that we all make.

Some of the gaffes that I have collected can be seen here.



Blogger Larry S said...

Even the Senate Banking Committee gaffe has a decent explanation.

Obama said (to paraphrase) that a bill passed out of his committee.

In reality, it was "his" bill (i.e. a bill OPbama helped sponsor) that passed out of the Senate Banking Committee.

So instead of saying "My bill passed out of committee..." he said "A bill passed out of my committee..."

Stupid mistake, but like you say , one we all make.

7/25/2008 9:18 PM  
Blogger Dad29 said...



Let's NOT call the whole thing off.

7/26/2008 4:10 PM  
Blogger John Lott said...

Sorry, Larry S, but it wasn't "his" bill. He didn't write the bill. He had nothing to do with it. This is similar to his claimed legislation supporting Vets or welfare reform.

7/26/2008 9:44 PM  

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