Obama Writes 2008 Instead of 2011: Could It Happen to Any of Us?

In a guestbook at the Westminster Abbey in London, President Obama wrote a lovely sentiment -- and then signed the date: 24 May 2008.  The format (day, then month) is standard in Europe, but the date is three years off.  Perhaps the President was thinking about more wistful times?

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Discussion Starter:

  • To what extent should this error reflect on the President? A post on New York Magazine's website reads, "President Obama Has No Idea What Year It Is."  What do you think of the criticism?