An LA Times blog skewers Obama's slip of the tongue:
Obama, speaking at the start of a two-day swoop through Oregon, let it slip that during this marathon 16-month Democratic presidential nomination struggle, he had already visited 57 states with one more to go.I'm guessing he meant that he has made 57 trips to different states, some more than once, some not at all. That makes sense, except that I'd think he would have made more trips than that. Regardless, it's a silly slip up and people are having a lot of fun at his expense. In fact another blog, something called Suitably Flip, has created a special 57 state lapel pin. Hilarious.
That's not counting Alaska and Hawaii, he said, which his staff decided aren't important enough to visit yet.
Has this aging freshman senator -- he'll be almost 60 in 13 years -- lost his bearings?
Anyone have any thoughts on the new states to be added? The first that comes to mind results from the splitting of Florida into North Florida and South Florida. Post your suggestions for the rest in the comments.