My six year old son, Joshua, is renowned in these parts for his geographic knowledge. One of his first words, or attempt at such, was “New Patipo” simply because while his brain could comprehend the location of New Mexico, his tongue could not manage the name. By the time he was three he knew all of the countries and their capitals. I know. Nutty.
So, not everyone has this ability. I know I don’t. But you would think that someone who wants to be (but WON’T be) the leader of the free world would at least know his basic geography.
That’s why it’s a bit troubling that John McCain said this….”I was concerned about a couple of steps that the Russian government took in the last several days. One was reducing the energy supplies to Czechoslovakia. Apparently that is in reaction to the Czech’s agreement with us concerning missile defense, and again some of the Russian now announcement they are now retargeting new targets, something they abandoned at the end of the Cold War, is also a concern.”
Um, Senator McCain, the country of Czechoslovakia ceased to exist 15 years ago. Remember?
You were a United States Senator when this happened.
I think you might have at least watched it on TV. Were you too busy with McGyver or The Andy Griffith Show?
My son knew that the country split into two, to form the Czech Republic and Slovakia, in 1993. I don’t expect everyone to be as smart as my six year old. But it would be nice if our presidential candidates were at least a bit close. After nearly eight years of an idiotic president, can we at least aim for someone smart?