Jan-Feb 2021 Blooper of the Month #1
“I’m very glad that Vice President Pence did what he did on the floor,” (Fmr. Sen. Bob Corker, during interview by Andrea Mitchell on “Andrea Mitchell Reports” on MSNBC, January 8, 2021)
For me, this conjures an image of Pence behaving like a frightened puppy. Yeah, I know, Corker was referring to some official action that finally showed a little spine (not actually “doing” on the floor). But I find my own twisted interpretation so much more satisfying. And much closer to the spirit of Pencian reality.
Jan-Feb 2021 Blooper of the Month #2
“Shovel somebody’s neighbor – shovel somebody’s driveway” (Sen. Ben Sasse speaking in Congress, January 6 or 7, 2021, as shown on a news clip aired during “Late Night with Seth Meyers “, January 8, 2021.)
Sasse making a very sassy suggestion about how to bring everyone in the country together, and make new friends. In fact, I believe that some of the Domestic Trumperists were hoping to “shovel” a few chosen targets during the Epiphany 2021 Storming of Congress.
Jan-Feb 2021 Blooper of the Month #3
“You can see on this graft the number of cases reflected in Imperial county in the blue line, substantially outpacing the number of cases in the rest of the state … this graft certainly presents itself as a spike in cases in Imperial County.” (Gavin Newsom, Gov. of Calif., on KTLA5, noon, August 3, 2020)
A Freudian slip often occurs when a person replaces the expected word, that he or she means to say, with a similar sounding word, which has been intensely on their mind. I’m sure Newsom is the most honest Gov we’ve had in California for decades. But, just saying.
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