Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Iraq-Pakistan Border

On Good Morning America, while commenting on Barack Obama's Middle Eastern tour, John McCain made a bit of a geography "gaff":

"We have a lot of work to do. It’s a very hard struggle, particularly given the situation on the Iraq-Pakistan border."

While I will not likely be voting for McCain, it wouldn't be because of this silly little slip of the tongue. However, the satirical side of the vast left-wing media conspiracy is having a field day. I just enjoy the maps:

Countdown with Keith Olbmermann

Media Matters
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Matthew Yglesias

Hip Hop is Read

In the interest of fairness, as soon as the vast right-wing media conspiracy mocks Barack Obama with maps, I'll be sure to cover it here.

UPDATE 7/23: Mr. RW Anon (see comments) is making me do all the work. OK, here we go:

I had forgotten about Obama's 57 states comment... in fact I vaguely recall an editorial cartoon that included a map... but I found this one from the Power Line Blog:

"Reader Porter Yates created the 57-state map above in honor of Obama's recent slip of the tongue. The map highlights all 18 states that voted for Kerry in 2004, all 31 states in Mexico, the 6 provinces in Canada that didn't vote conservative in 2006, Jamaica and Cuba (naturally)."

However, I think this new lapel pin is the funniest image to come out of that whole flap:


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At Tuesday, July 22, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good to know, given that he might end up the president of the USA, that Obama doesn't have a monopoly on gaffes.

At Tuesday, July 22, 2008 , Blogger Cartophiliac said...

Good to know that I can always count on "anonymous" to miss the point that this is about the maps. Show me a map about Obama gaffes and I'll post it here too.

At Wednesday, July 23, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oooh - touchy.
Sorry to disabuse you, but the post is relates to politics and maps. If you can't take a mildly political comment in response, get off the internets ;)

At Wednesday, July 23, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

PS: It's not my fault hordes of rightie humourists have failed to pounce on Obama's 57 states comment with screeds of hilarious mappage.

At Wednesday, July 23, 2008 , Blogger Cartophiliac said...

You missed your opportunity.

Start drawing.

At Wednesday, July 23, 2008 , Blogger Cartophiliac said...

Better yet, I found a map for you!

At Wednesday, July 23, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...


At Wednesday, July 23, 2008 , Blogger Cartophiliac said...

Wow! That was clever.

I'm going to take a leap here, and assume that this is not the same anonymous as anonymous #1

At Wednesday, July 23, 2008 , Blogger Ivan said...

Thanks for the shout!

At Tuesday, August 05, 2008 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting video about McCain's Iraq-Pakistan border gaff (and a few others), complete with an inflatable beach ball made to look like a map of the world.


At Wednesday, October 22, 2008 , Anonymous Cartophiliac said...

Attention Spammers.

Find some place else for your filth.


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