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White House mixes up Colorado and Wyoming on the map
Yahoo! News ^ | September 28, 2011 | By Holly Bailey

Posted on 09/28/2011 8:54:11 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Even the White House press office isn't immune from making geography gaffes.

Per CNN's Mark Walz, the credentials given to members of the press corps traveling with President Obama on his campaign swing out west this week included a map that mistakenly identified Wyoming as Colorado.

The two rectangular states do look similar on the map, but it's a pretty embarrassing error, especially considering how important Colorado might be to President Obama's re-election chances next year.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado; US: Wyoming
KEYWORDS: 57states; epicfail; fail; failure; odumbo; publikskoolz; whereiswaldo

1 posted on 09/28/2011 8:54:15 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’s hard to remember where all those 57 states are.


2 posted on 09/28/2011 8:56:55 AM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Weren’t those two states the last of the 57 states?


3 posted on 09/28/2011 8:57:02 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I’m not too broken up about this. I’VE done that before. In front of people. Embarrassing.

Especially since there is SO much more to bring down on Barry the Boob’s head.


4 posted on 09/28/2011 8:58:52 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers”~Sarah Louise Palin)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

From 35,000 feet, who can tell the difference?


5 posted on 09/28/2011 8:59:01 AM PDT by RetroSexual
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

At least Yahoo (unlike CNN) knows that on a map they’re rectangular not square.


6 posted on 09/28/2011 8:59:09 AM PDT by hometoroost (Frodo lives!)
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To: hsalaw

Beat me to it.


7 posted on 09/28/2011 9:00:32 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Cut them some slack. After all, it is all just part of fly-over country on the way to those campaign fund raisers in CA.


8 posted on 09/28/2011 9:01:19 AM PDT by rod1
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To: rod1

Those flyover states all look alike.


9 posted on 09/28/2011 9:06:08 AM PDT by hsalaw
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Sarah's fault.

10 posted on 09/28/2011 9:08:50 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Do these people ever double check or even Bing/Google , Oh wait,they are way tooo smart for that ,I remember all those months of telling everyone how smart Obama was, that should have been double checked LOL


11 posted on 09/28/2011 9:10:56 AM PDT by molson209
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Hey Obama, here is a clue. If going into the city involves interstate travel, you may be in Wyoming. If people move there because Alaska was getting too crowded, you may be in Wyoming.
12 posted on 09/28/2011 9:12:04 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama must not be a skier


13 posted on 09/28/2011 9:13:14 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Pollster1

I can see Wyoming from here . . . .


14 posted on 09/28/2011 9:16:48 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Zero, try to frame it in a way even you can understand it. Colorado = Buffaloes. Wyoming = Cowboys. Penn State = Nittany Lions. Your administration = Dildos.


16 posted on 09/28/2011 9:25:47 AM PDT by rfp1234 (Anybody but Baracchio in 2012)
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To: colorado tanker

I’m looking forward to her scheduled SK speech: “I can see the White House from South Korea!”


17 posted on 09/28/2011 9:30:07 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Even the White House press office isn't immune from making geography gaffes.

What? When do these clowns get anything right? From top to bottom the White House is populated by fools, an Administration of morons. This is just one of the quotidian gaffes du jour from these nitwits.

18 posted on 09/28/2011 9:30:29 AM PDT by Amagi (You can't discuss Camelot without mentioning Squire Ted & the Lady in the Lake.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

When I was 6 years old I could identify every state by its shape and name its capital.


19 posted on 09/28/2011 9:32:17 AM PDT by GSWarrior (To activate this tagline please contact the Admin Moderator.)
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To: RetroSexual
Wyoming has more oil refineries and fewer stinking hippies than Colorado. More cowboys and fewer milk cows. Bigger ranches and fewer farms. More sheep which get raised for wool and meat and fewer which get raised to pull the Democrat lever.

Hard to tell from 35,000 feet up, but it is still possible by looking for clues such as large cities (or lack thereof) and circle shaped greenery created by irrigation pipe.

20 posted on 09/28/2011 9:35:03 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Somewhere in Indonesia, a village is missing its idiot.

Just remember - the Interconental Railroad went through Wyoming, not Colorado.


21 posted on 09/28/2011 9:39:24 AM PDT by bagman
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Good. So the campaign will set up a regional HQ in Cheyenne instead of Denver. This time they will lose CO.


22 posted on 09/28/2011 9:44:43 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Those interior states don’t matter, no how...jus’ be where Honkey livin’, is all.


23 posted on 09/28/2011 9:45:07 AM PDT by twister881
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Even Americans have trouble with US geography. It must be really tough on this White House.


24 posted on 09/28/2011 9:57:38 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Not really an issue. Just a couple of states full of mainly typical, white people.


25 posted on 09/28/2011 9:59:13 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

That’s what happens when your’e raised outside the country by a parent or parents who have no love for the place.

Most American kids had a puzzle map, with the states as the pieces and the name of the state capital printed on each of them.

After playing with it for a while, even a five year old can name the states and tell you where they all are on a map.


26 posted on 09/28/2011 10:06:16 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Let’s see now, where was that Greek column speech?


27 posted on 09/28/2011 11:37:25 AM PDT by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will have more quality executive experience than Barack Obama.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Let’s see now, where was that Greek column speech?


28 posted on 09/28/2011 11:38:00 AM PDT by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will have more quality executive experience than Barack Obama.)
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