LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let's be reasonable about politicians' misstatements

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 | 12:15 p.m. CDT

Did the hounds bay when President Obama said that the United States had 57 states? Did that statement reflect Obama’s true knowledge of the facts? Perhaps. Did that statement reflect on Obama’s ability to be the president of the (50) United States? Well, it certainly was a serious error. Did the Republicans and Democrats in one ululation demand Obama be sent to Siberia? I don’t recall that happening.