Get in to your Way Back Machine. Go back to November 6th 1999. See if you can remember this... As then Governor Bush was doing an interview with a local TV personality a question was asked...
"Do you know who the President of Chechnya is?"
"No," Bush replied testily, "Can you?"
This made international news. The press had a field day, and this fed fuel to the whole Bush is an idiot thing that dogged him his whole presidency.
So, today I learn from a talk show host's website that has a link that President Obama sent a letter to the former President of France, Jacques Chirac.
Wait what?? The FORMER President??? Of France??? Honestly, France? One of the major European powers? Happened in May 2007? His election was a major defeat for the incumbent Socialist Party. The dude married a super model? Remember now? I started eating French Fries again instead of Freedom Fries? Ring a bell??
I don't want to sound like I think the President is a mental midget, but FRANCE???
If that weren't enough, it wasn't just a friendly letter that President Obama originated, it was in RESPONSE to a letter that President Sarkozy wrote to Obama.
Huge gaffe, and, not surprisingly, the press has not covered it. Bush does not know the name of an obscure country's President during an ambush interview and he is the village idiot. Obama replies to the wrong president of an ally since 1778, and all we hear is the sound of one hand clapping.
Not this guy