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Subject: Re: Trump's gaffe regarding Pavarotti
From: Gabriel Stelian <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Gabriel Stelian <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:35:53 -0400
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Letís try to maintain some bipartisanship here: Obama once talked about having visited 57 states.

Gabe Stelian


> On Apr 21, 2017, at 8:51 AM, Les Mitnick <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> There have been worse presidential faux pas than this.  In 1976, Gerald 
> Ford did a speech on national television proclaiming that Poland, Rumania, 
> Bulgaria, Hungary, Albania, Yugoslavia, and Czechoslovkia were "free and 
> liberated countries.  I was in my seventh year of teaching at the time, and 
> I was astonished and shocked at the statement.  In fact, SO shocked that I 
> called the television station.  Their phones were jammed with calls from 
> everywhere and the whole unforgivable error made the front pages the 
> next morning.  This was, of course, during the days of the Iron Curtain.
> Ford caught a lot of hell for this.  And then there was George W. Bush, 
> visiting Europe during his first term (2000-2004) and having been invited 
> to the Vienna Opera for a performance, said that he was looking forward to 
> it because he loved Grand Ol' Opry.
>      Talk about stupidity.  Sometimes it's so much better just to keep the 
> pie hole shut!
> 
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