He Sees Dead People

Barack Obama on Memorial Day:

On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes -- and I see many of them in the audience here today -- our sense of patriotism is particularly strong.
I know...it's nothing, and no one likes gotcha politics. But alert me if the comedy shows start doing a weekly installment of Obama gaffes (which are more substantive than anything Bush has ever mis-said) as they do for Bush.

Update: ninme cites others suggesting Obama's gaffe does mean something --it means he doesn't know the difference between Memorial Day & Veterans Day. Much worse he's caught out claiming his uncle helped liberate Auschwitz. Take it away, nin --
if you’re making silly mistakes over something as elemental as who got to Poland first, then you just don’t know really elemental things.
Well, we can't expect a Harvard grad to have heard of the Cold War, but are there no Poles in Chicago these days who could help a brother out? Maybe he means his uncle served in the Red Army?

Recalling uppity reporters of days of yore, ninme asks
wouldn’t it be nice if someone asked Obama, “How many states are there, Senator?” or “What do we celebrate on Veterans Day?” or “What was the original purpose of Memorial Day?” or “Why isn’t Memorial Day celebrated on Veterans Day?” or “What year was the Constitution signed?” or “Who is the Head of State in Britain?” or “What is Pervez Musharraf’s political party?” or “Who is the leader of Chechnya?” or, for a really hard one, “Do you think Iran is or isn’t a grave threat?”

Update 2: Apparently he meant Buchenwald.