displaying a custom made 57 state lapel pin!
I pledge allegiance to the flag, and to however many states there are now.... h/t
I'm not the least bit bothered about Obama's statement. However, do note the media and cultural and political double standard. What Obama said was dumber than Dan Quayle's "potatoe", yet you will not see Obama saying "57 states" in an endless media television loop. You will not hear Leno doing "57 states" jokes from now until Election Day in November. If Bush had said it, he would be the dumbest man in the history of the world. It would've been mentioned in his obituary. If McCain had said it, he would be the most senile man in America. It might've cost McCain the Presidency.
I don't care about Obama's statement. I just want us to notice the ways we are propagandized.