2012 Anal-Ocity #14Posted: 16 March 2012
In my search for the most anal statements uttered by people in the news, I have accused of giving Dems a break……..well, I think that is a mistaken perception….I hate anal statements NO matter who utters them…..and today’s anal-ocity is from our Prez……..I listened to his energy speech the other day and found something wrong….not so much an anal statement but more like a historical lie….and as we know I dislike people that misrepresent history……. our Prez made it into the running for tha Assie Award at the end of the year…..
While speaking about energy he said this…..
President Rutherford B. Hayes’ apparent dismissal of the telephone. But while Obama thinks the GOP is in need of a science lesson, he may need to bone up on history himself.
In mocking the GOP, Obama cited an anecdote about Hayes in which, upon using the telephone for the first time, he said, “It’s a great invention, but who would ever want to use one?”
“That’s why he’s not on Mount Rushmore,” Obama said. “He’s explaining why we can’t do something instead of why we can do something.”
That is just wrong and i am here to set the record straight…… Nan Card, curator of manuscripts at the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in Ohio, told TPM that the nation’s 19th president was being unfairly tagged as a Luddite.
“He really was the opposite,” she said. “He had the first telephone in the White House. He also had the first typewriter in the White House. Thomas Edison came to the White House as well and displayed the phonograph. Photographing people who came to the White House and visited at dinners and receptions was also very important to him.”
All I ask is that these politicians stop trying to re-write history to fit their narrative…..is that too much to ask?