I was amused (while belatedly listening to Slate.com's podcast) that Senator John McCain had a campaign misfire last week when he had to consult with his staff in order to answer (or correct the answer he had already given to) the question, "How many houses do you own?"
It seems there was a difference of opinion in the McCain camp of whether or not, when answering this question, one should count guest homes that are located on one's property (in which case the answer would be "seven") or only count the homes that one lives in one self (in which case the answer would only be "four").
Gee...if someone asks me how many rooms I have in my house, I usually count the guest room, so I'm going with the "seven" answer, but if McCain's campaign wants to go with four, I guess we'll say it was an honest mistake.
I'm sure glad we got that confusion cleared up, so that now maybe we can work on less difficult questions like, for instance, how is it that Senator Barack Obama is the proponed elitist in the campaign?
I guess if I had to heat seven homes, I'd want to drill in Anwar too.