Geography and the RNC
Rep. Michelle Bachmann, whose own party will be descending on the Twin Cities, just screwed up in the same way. Bachmann appeared on CNN's Larry King Live, where she said:
"I think everybody should come to Minneapolis. It's the most beautiful city in the United States. And everybody is going to want to come here. I think it will be tough to keep away from this city, it's going to be so great.''
Her spokesperson later said it was not what she intended to say, and it appears she won't be apologizing. Here's the video of her slip, it comes at about 6:28.
And then there was that time the federal government got confused. In May Rep. Betty McCollum pointed out in a congressional committee that a report looking into hospital capacity for an emergency at the RNC did not include Regions Hospital in St. Paul but did include Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. Yeah, it's rough being St. Paul sometimes.