February 04, 2010

Gotta Love That Vaunted Harvard Education

There's a world of difference between a corpsman and a corpse-man.

For most people.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at February 4, 2010 07:09 PM

Harvard? You mean a shuck 'n jive affirmative action success story. B+.

Posted by: twolaneflash at February 4, 2010 08:35 PM

I really dislike the way this phony looks down at people - raises his chin so that his eyes go down on you especially when he then goes and butchers the language of the country and, worse yet, the military of the country he's supposed to defend. Ugh I can't stand the a-holes who voted for this guy.

Posted by: Jayne at February 4, 2010 10:56 PM

Harvard / real world. A world of difference.

Posted by: mikemcdaniel at February 4, 2010 10:58 PM

Harvard is a good law school--when you have to actually work to stay there. If you are there because you have the right skin color...not so much.

Posted by: iconoclast at February 4, 2010 11:00 PM

Not only that (and he actually says "corpse-man" again, a few seconds later, he calls the corpsman first Christian, then Christopher.

How did this guy get the reputation for being so smart?

Posted by: Stoutcat at February 4, 2010 11:22 PM

Don't forget that in Chicago, the corpses get to vote.

Posted by: Neo at February 5, 2010 12:31 AM

It's even worse than you think. People with the rank of corpsman serve in the White House. President would have been introduced, with their title, by permanent WH staffers.

Worse, lets pretend that Obama rehearsed this speech. His staff listened to him recite the speech. Obama would have mispronounced the word then as well. Why didn't anyone say anything?

Secret Service can't speak up? I wonder how long the current President has been saying 'corpse-man'
to the people who serve him.

Posted by: Jack at February 5, 2010 01:11 AM

I think all the head turning to look at the teleprompters is scrambling his brain. He must get really dizzy during a spreech.

Tarheel Repub Out!

Posted by: Tarheel Repub at February 5, 2010 07:51 AM

Come on. This is petty and a non-issue. Conservatives would do wise not to demonize education; it makes the educated among them "no longer part of the group".

Posted by: Steve Schwab at February 5, 2010 08:29 AM

ya Steve and the libs didnt trash Bush every day as being stuped!

Posted by: Rich at February 5, 2010 09:04 AM

Maybe when he says Corpse-Man it's wishful thinking. Or gloating. It couldn't be error. Gods don't make mistakes, do they?

Posted by: brando at February 5, 2010 09:30 AM

The real secret of the teleprompter is that it gives our genius president cover when he makes these little affirmative action screw-ups: he can always claim that it's not him, it was those ignoramuses who wrote the teleprompter copy...

"See, my little teleprompter gerbils should have entered the phonetic spelling of 'corpsman' instead of trying to confuse me with that neo-French military jargon."

Hey, Tarheel: Why is it that Bambi still has a neck with all that back and forth exercising he does?

Posted by: Texas Pete at February 5, 2010 11:20 AM

Consider that he is the comander of the military. It seems he would have learned a little about who he commands. I think this petty little thing will really tick off the military guys I know.

Posted by: David at February 5, 2010 02:01 PM

I'm pretty sure Obama's book smart enough to make Harvard solo.
He's just not very intelligent

Posted by: MAModerate at February 5, 2010 02:22 PM

So he cannot pronounce corpsman correctly, yet he flies on a "Marine-corpse" helicopter and talks to the "press corpse" at the White House. Strange he doesn't have trouble with those pronunciations.

Ignorance, stupidity, or studied insult? You make the call.

Posted by: Just Sayin' at February 5, 2010 08:45 PM

Like most of you, I don't like this dude. On the other hand, despite his poor pronunciation, I have a hard time disagreeing with his message. Does that make me a prophet of satan?

Posted by: Mescalero at February 5, 2010 11:08 PM

The blogs devoted to Bushisms wrapped up way too early.

Posted by: megapotamus at February 6, 2010 07:43 AM

Ah, and an education bought and paid for with the color of his skin and his grandparents green, brought to you via a tokenized American edukation sistem.

Posted by: Doom at February 6, 2010 08:25 AM

I have worked with Harvard graduates for about 40 years in different occupations. I have found that the Ivy League education is very much over rated. About the only thing that such an education can give you is entrance into the networking of our power grid. In some businesses, I have seen a token Harvard graduate accepted only for his contacts. Then two people had to be assigned to watch him for mistakes. In the world of medicine, I would avoid an Ivy League graduate like the plague. They will be more prone to a higher morbidity and mortality. Most of the time they can not function without the best of instruments and assistance. In our area, we go for LSU graduates. They can do anything, do it fast and are not imperious.

Posted by: David at February 6, 2010 12:59 PM

Have you all forgotten the rampant Bushisms of the last 8 years!? Drunky Chimpy McStagger butchered the language, leaving a verbal deficit in his wake that this administration has labored mightily to overcome. If an egregious mistake pops up now and then, well, that's merely the Legacy of GWB

Posted by: zhombre at February 6, 2010 05:22 PM