Obama doesn't know what year it is

May 24, 2011|By Luke Broadwater

Politicians have been making a lot of gaffes lately (what else is new?). Michele Bachmann thought the founding fathers abolished slavery; Sarah Palin invented the word "squirmish," and, now comes news that our president, Barack Obama, has no idea what year it is. 

Signing a datebook at Westminster Abbey in England today, Obama wrote the following: 

"It is a great privilege to commemorate our common heritage, and common sacrifice," Barack Obama, 24 May 2008

That's 2008. As in three years ago. Now, this is likely only a "brain fart," but maybe it shows Obama is yearning for his honeymoon period with the country in 2008? Or maybe, just maybe, those weirdos who believe Obama had secret brain surgery are on to something? 

If nothing else, it shows the president is susceptible to gaffes just as are all politicians, and all humans for that matter.  

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