Ha! Pick him, John!
But maybe he at least knows that Czechoslovakia no longer exists, unlike a certain someone:
"I was concerned about a couple of steps that the Russian government took in the
last several days. One was reducing the energy supplies to Czechoslovakia.
Apparently that is in reaction to the Czech’s agreement with us concerning
missile defense, and again some of the Russian now announcement they are now
retargeting new targets, something they abandoned at the end of the Cold War, is
also a concern. So we see the tensions between Russia and their neighbors, as
well as Russia and the United States are somewhat increasing.”
It's not the first time McCain's made this mistake either; you'd think someone would let him know that Czechoslovakia isn't around any more.
At the time, David Frum argued,
“Barack Obama refers to the ‘president of Canada,’ the kind of misstep that
would cost a Republican candidate for president dearly.”
It seems Frum had it
backwards. The media jumped all over Obama’s inconsequential error. McCain,
meanwhile, makes mistakes like
this all the time, almost always with no media scrutiny at all.
How much attention do you suppose McCain’s Czechoslovakia mistake will get?
Not very fuckin' much. Benen has a longer post on the AP's disgraceful coverage of the presidential race here.