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President Barack Obama is as good at United States geography as he is at everything else

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Sorry to be so blunt, Mr. President.

I didn’t watch Obama talking to Jay Leno the other night, because it was 1) Obama and 2) Jay Leno. But apparently, in between Obama’s lame jokes and his lies, he managed to completely redraw the map of the United States with the sound of his magical voice.

Forget everything you thought you knew about geography: Charleston, Savannah, and Jacksonville are now Gulf ports. So sayeth Obama.

Is this gaffe a big deal? Well, that depends. Is the president a Republican? He’s not? Then no, it doesn’t matter.

That’s why his faithful minions at the Associated Press bailed him out:


All you have to do to make Obama’s mistakes go away is change the meaning of what he said. Yay!

Good work, AP. Flap your flippers together, balance the ball on your nose, and you’ll get a nice fish.

(Hat tip: Twitchy)

Update: James Taranto caught another Obama gaffe that doesn’t matter.

“The odds of people dying in a terrorist attack obviously are still a lot lower than in a car accident, unfortunately,” President Obama told NBC’s Jay Leno last night.

Wait, “unfortunately”? Does the president really wish more Americans were killed in terrorist attacks? Indeed, orders of magnitude more, since nationwide traffic fatalities typically run between 30,000 and 50,000 a year?

Of course not. Obviously when he deployed that adverb he was thinking of the unfortunate souls killed in car accidents, not the victims of terrorism. He simply misspoke–just as Todd Akin did last year when he used the unfortunate phrase “legitimate rape.” But for some reason, the World’s Greatest Orator and the most powerful man in the world is held to lower standards of verbal exactitude than a lowly congressman from Missouri.

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Jim Treacher