It only took about 15 seconds into a live segment NBC aired from the White House kitchen before Sunday's Super Bowl for President Barack Obama to commit a historical gaffe about the very place where he resides. He told the network's Savannah Guthrie that "We make beer — The first president since George Washington to make some booze in the White House."
Heavens to Betsy. The White House's construction wasn't completed until 1800, when John Adams, the nation's second president, moved in. Though this particular whopper couldn't have occurred while George W. Bush was in office because he doesn't drink alcoholic beverages, any kind of Bush 43 historical mistake of this nature would be a strong competitor for this morning's main topic of conversation alongside Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll's historically awful play call in the final seconds of last night's game. Nedra Pickler at the Associated Press is among those who I believe would have gleefully identified the gaffe if someone other than The One had said it. A paragraph from the White House's web site, video, and Pickler's non-coverage follow the jump.