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Obama, Osama? We Report, You Decide

Izzy tells me an episode of 30 Rock already had oodles of fun with this, and every pundit a year ago was gibbering away at how easy it would be for, say, Hillary to accidentally say "Osama" when she meant … Read More

By / October 24, 2007

Izzy tells me an episode of 30 Rock already had oodles of fun with this, and every pundit a year ago was gibbering away at how easy it would be for, say, Hillary to accidentally say "Osama" when she meant her charismatic Democratic rival for the White House.

Still, this is pretty funnny:

“I think that is a position which is not consistent with the fact,” Mr. Romney said. “Actually, just look at what Osam — uh — Barack Obama, said just yesterday. Barack Obama calling on radicals, jihadists of all different types, to come together in Iraq. That is the battlefield. That is the central place, he said. Come join us under one banner.”

The comment set off some confusion among the press corps. Glen Johnson of the Associated Press was momentarily frantically searching for comments made by Mr. Obama, another Democratic presidential contender, about jihadism and Iraq.

The last paragraph is almost a perfect Evelyn Waugh set-piece.

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UPDATE: Found the 30 Rock clip! 

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