Tuesday, March 1, 2011
GeographyBee Hot on the Trail of Obama's Childhood
From the LA Times:
In a radio interview...Mike Huckabee said Barack Obama grew up in Kenya with his father and grandfather. A spokesman for the former Arkansas governor says he made a simple mistake.
"Gov. Huckabee simply misspoke when he alluded to President Obama growing up in Kenya. The governor meant to say the president grew up in Indonesia," said J. Hogan Gidley, who works for Huckabee's political action committee.
Huckabee...suggested that"having grown up in Kenya" Obama would view the British as Imperialists.
I added emphasis to the last sentence because that is the real killer. If Huckabee merely had a mental block and meant to say Indonesia instead of Kenya, that would be pretty understandable. I do that kind of thing every day. However, Indonesia was a Dutch colony until the 1940s.