Monday, July 04, 2005

AFP needs better researchers

And here's a bit of what I was talking about regarding Agence France-Press (AFP). In a story they filed regarding US Presidential contenders for 2008:

::::::::The most recent senator to test his luck and fail, of course, was John Kerry, who continues to keep his name in the news as he bides his time waiting for the 2008 race, sponsoring legislation on health care for children, and issuing pronouncements against US Iraq policy in newspapers and from the Senate floor, as the did this week.

Governors have had much better luck in winning the Oval Office which has given several chiefs executives from various US states to weigh their chances in 2008. Chief among them is actor-turned-politician Arnold Schwarzenegger, currently head of California's state government.

OK, news flash for AFP: You have to have been born a citizen of the United States to run for President. Arnold was born in Austria. Ergo, he can "weigh his chances" till the cows come home and he's still not going to be President of the United States. Basic fact checking, guys. That's the ticket.

Hat tip: LGF