McCain Becomes A Gaffe Machine

Seriously, when was the last time this guy went a day without a gaffe?

When McCain made a foreign policy gaffe in Jordan on Tuesday, it was Sen. Joe Lieberman who quietly pointed out the mistake, giving McCain an opportunity to correct himself in front of the international press corps. In Israel yesterday, NBC’s Lauren Appelbaum reports, Lieberman once again intervened when McCain made an incorrect reference about the Jewish holiday Purim -- by calling the holiday "their version of Halloween here."

As Yglesias noted, "Admittedly, this falls more in the 'haha he doesn't know what he's talking about' category than in the 'holy sh*t he doesn't know what he's talking about' category where the Iran/al-Qaeda confusion belongs."

That's true, but neither screw-up inspires confidence.


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