In keeping with the below post, it’s not surprising that if a candidate is in front of microphones for hours every day, speaking at length on every topic, that periodically they’ll say something stupid or make a mistake.
But it takes Ace of Spades to check what Obama is saying, and recognize that there’s no way Obama’s uncle was among the troops who liberated Auschwitz, as the candidate said on Memorial Day.
Dan Quayle gets defined by one foolish moment where he misspells “potato,” and George W. Bush is forever mocked as a dunce for his (admittedly classic) “Too many OB-GYNs aren’t able to practice their love with women all across this country.”
If the MSM would either A) be more forgiving of Republican officials who they don’t like or B) be a little tougher on Democratic officials they do like, the world would be a better place. In this case, I don’t think Barack Obama is deliberately lying, or trying to pull a fast one. It sounds like a family “legend” in which the specific horrors of war witnessed by his uncle are mistaken as the years go by. It happens, and Obama only deserves the lightest of metaphorical slaps on the wrist for it. But it would help if his fans in the press actually paid attention to what he says.
UPDATE: I must be completely out of step on this one, because other righty bloggers see this as “lying about the Holocaust for political gain” and “the Obamessiah just out Tuzla’d Hillary.”