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May 15, 2008 08:05 PM UTC

Mt. Macaca?

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  • by: Colorado Pols

Cue the DSCC:

After Schaffer’s “Mt. Macaca” Moment, Democrats Send GOP Candidate A Geography Quiz

2008-05-15

Matthew Miller, DSCC

In an event that is already being dubbed his “Mt. Macaca moment,” Bob Schaffer launched his first TV commercial of the 2008 campaign yesterday, claiming in it that “Colorado is my life.” Odd, then, that Schaffer’s commercial highlights a mountain…in Alaska.  (Or at least it did before Schaffer’s campaign manager told the Denver Post that “the ad would be pulled and re-edited with Colorado mountains.”)

Schaffer’s had a few other geography-related ‘oops’ so the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee put together some practice questions for the next time he has a geography quiz – or a Senate campaign.

  1. In a TV commercial where you talk about proposing to your wife on Pikes Peak, what mountain should you show in the background?

        1. Pikes Peak in Colorado

        2. Mt. McKinley in Alaska

Correct Answer: a.  But Schaffer’s commercial features shots of the famous Alaskan mountain. Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich’s spokeswoman commented: “While Alaskans can understand why Bob Schaffer would promote our beautiful mountain, I hope he doesn’t expect Alaska to cede North America’s highest peak to the State of Colorado.”

  2. Where is your favorite place to go for outdoor sports?

        1. Skiing at Mary Jane

        2. Hiking in the Great Sand Dunes

        3. Climbing in Eldorado Canyon

        4. Fly Fishing in the Fryingpan River

        5. Parasailing in the Mariana Islands while on a “fact-finding” trip – paid for by a Jack Abramoff front group, of course.

Correct Answer: Coloradans would probably accept a, b, c or d. But Schaffer seems to prefer the last option, as the Denver Post reported in several front page stories.

  3. If you’re a Congressman elected to represent Colorado’s 4th district, what part of the world should you accomplish the most for?

        1. The Eastern Plains of Colorado

        2. Ukraine

Correct Answer: a. But Schaffer once bragged to the Denver Post that, “I’ve accomplished more in that country [Ukraine] with less effort than I have in my own district.” [Denver Post, 12/15/02]

  4. Just to cover all the bases…where is Colorado?

Hopefully  Bob Schaffer can at least get the last one right.

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16 thoughts on “Mt. Macaca?

  1. That the possible answers in this release are numbered yet the geniuses at the DSCC list the answers by letter?

    They even have bureaucrats running their press office!

    1. It’s like the line of dominos where each knocks over the next. Lets see what mistake the RSCC has in their PR piece that points out the above error.

      This could go on till election day… (What doofuses – always triple check anything that points out other’s mistakes!)

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