The Name Game

“I wish my name was Brian because maybe sometimes people would misspell my name and call me Brain. That’s like a free compliment and you don’t even gotta be smart to notice it.” -Mitch Hedberg

World MapHerman Cain doesn’t know who the president of Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan is. While Herman Cain isn’t exactly known for his intellectual capacity, I wondered about the validity of this statement.

I realize Cain is poorly-versed in foreign policy. (Actually, I’d say the only concept he’s well-versed on is sexually harassing women.) I didn’t expect him to be able to find Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan on a map, yet alone name its leader. I have higher expectations for, ya know, people who may actually be president.

I understand that presidents have foreign policy advisers for a reason. Yet I also want a president who has some rudimentary knowledge of the world in which we live. So, which countries leaders should our president be able to name?

My list would be:

Mexico
Canada
China
Iran
North Korea
Iraq
Afghanistan
England
Russia
Brazil
India
South Africa
Germany
France

This is my bare minimum list. Do you think I’m missing any? Or do I have countries on there that don’t belong?

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