Not only was it bound to happen, but, surely, if he does go on to win the nomination, you can, pretty safely, bet that the RNC/GOP Smear Machine will be all over this.
Headline from the Los Angeles Times yesterday;
Obama said oops on 6 state Senate votes; He pushed the wrong button, he asserted at the time. Two of the admitted flubs were on hotly contested issues.
Barack Obama angered fellow Democrats in the Illinois Senate when he voted to strip millions of dollars from a child welfare office on Chicago's West Side. But Obama had a ready explanation: He goofed.Hmmm ... Do the Illinois lawmakers need some kind of Occupational Therapy? ... Lessons in pushing buttons?
"I was not aware that I had voted no," he said that day in June 2002, asking that the record be changed to reflect that he "intended to vote yes."
"The rules allow state lawmakers to clear up a mishap if they suffered from a momentary case of stumbly fingers or a lapse in attention. Correcting the record is common practice in the Illinois Legislature, where lawmakers routinely cast numerous votes in a hurry.Maybe, they should adopt some baseball in the Illinois legislature, and bring in a few "designated button-pushers"
But some lawmakers say the practice also offers a relatively painless way to placate both sides of a difficult issue. Even if a lawmaker admits an error, the actual vote stands and the official record merely shows the senator's "intent."
Writer/Producer/Satirist and, self-described "The World’s LEAST-Reserved Englishman", Martin Lewis, has beaten them to the punch.
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