21 July 2008

If Obama's Elected

A whole lot of people are going to owe J. Danforth Quayle a big apology:
Today on CBS's Face the Nation, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., in Afghanistan, told the paparazzi-pursued correspondent Lara Logan that "the objective of this trip was to have substantive discussions with people like President Karzai or Prime Minister Maliki or President Sarkozy or others who I expect to be dealing with over the next eight to 10 years.

The notion that Obama will be dealing with world leaders for eight-to-ten years, possibly up through July 2018, suggests that either (a) he believes that not only will he be elected and re-elected, but the 22nd amendment will be repealed and he will be elected for a third term, OR (b) he was speaking casually and just meant two terms.
or (c) he can't actually walk (crunch foreign policy timelines) and chew gum (add up two presidential terms) at the same time. If that's the case, someone at Punahou, Columbia or Harvard dropped the ball.

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