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Florida congressman misidentifies
US officials as India reps

New York Post, by Geoff Earle

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Posted By:mitzi, 7/26/2014 7:54:55 PM

WASHINGTON — A freshman congressman from Florida erroneously lectured two US government officials about things “your country” should do — under the mistaken belief they were from India. The officials, Nisha Biswal and Arun Kumar, were both Americans representing the State and Commerce departments at a hearing of a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee. But the Republican lawmaker, Curt Clawson — who just weeks ago replaced Rep. Tray Radel, who quit Congress in January after he got caught buying cocaine — seemed convinced they were ­Indian officials. “I am familiar with your country; I love your country,” he said. “Anything I

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You´ll note that party is mentioned in third sentence.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Coy860, 7/26/2014 8:34:23 PM     (No. 9941541)

Rep. Clawson is an intelligent thoughtful man..I am surprised he was not prepared properly by his staff, although it is possible his staff is not yet in place. Unfortunate error, but he is really a good guy.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 7/26/2014 8:37:33 PM     (No. 9941543)

Yeah I have this same problem every day at work.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: eiobx, 7/26/2014 8:58:30 PM     (No. 9941549)

We all feel the same way.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 7/26/2014 11:01:44 PM     (No. 9941621)

Thank goodness he didn´t say something stupid like Guam could tip over or that he visited 57 States, or the press would really get after him!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 7/26/2014 11:45:19 PM     (No. 9941628)

#4, or spell potato incorrectly.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Trigger2, 7/27/2014 4:07:33 AM     (No. 9941669)

Some demonrat got a hold on him first and indoctrinated him to look act, and say idiotic things like they do.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: LadyVet, 7/27/2014 11:03:45 AM     (No. 9941982)

He might be forgiven for this. When dealing with federal employees over the phone, I find myself wondering if they have outsourced our bureaucracy.

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