IT’S HARD to understand how anyone could make this particular mistake, first reported by Buzzfeed. The only way it breaks down is that the death camps were in Poland, so they were “Polish death camps.” It’s ridiculous to anyone knowing history, which I’m certain Pres. Obama does.
It’s a lot easier to understand making a gaffe like this if you know what it’s like to speak often, have a packed daily agenda, going from one daily crisis to another.
However, if you’re someone who never or rarely speaks in public it’s impossible to relate.
It’s unfortunate, but it happens to the best of them.
Sean Hannity regularly makes fun of Pres. Obama whenever he misspeaks. It’s a favorite tactic of the right, but considering all the flack they took during George W. Bush’s gafferiffic presidency it is obviously too hard to resist.
This post has been updated.