Really, Who Can Keep Track of Such Things?

Via SalonTommy Thompson forgets how many homes he owns

FILED UNDER: Campaign 2012, Quick Takes, US Politics
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  1. john personna says:

    You may not know which are owned and which are rented or leased – Rich Man Problems.

  2. Geek, Esq. says:

    He must have John McCain’s campaign staff helping him.

  3. Herb says:

    The good news: 99% of the people in this country do no have this problem.

  4. Barfour says:

    Or this is a symptom of old age. It’s not as easy to remember things. John Mccain saw at a similar age.

  5. mantis says:

    This is great news for John McCain!

  6. Buzz Buzz says:

    Anyone too lazy, stupid, or careless to keep track of simple numbers like how many homes they own, or how many states are in the U.S., or how many people were killed in a recent tragedy he’s pretending to care about, or even what year it is should never be elected.

    If such an innumerate imbecile got into office, he’d probably run the country financially into the ground.

  7. gVOR08 says:

    @Buzz Buzz: Five years and you have managed to collect three gaffes. I’m certainly impressed. Weren’t Bushisms into three volumes by this point in W’s administration?

  8. Buzz Buzz says:

    Anyone interested in the topic can find more examples of Obama having trouble “keeping track of such things” by using their favorite search engine.

    I linked to a few representative instances for the benefit of casual readers, so they can see how dishonest and misleading the queens and drones here are.

    No amount of links and examples is enough to penetrate the reality-denying bubble you regulars have set up for yourselves Inside The Hive ™ .