- By Joshua Keating
Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy
I thought it was a little petty when people were giving Romney campaign advisor Pierre Prosper a hard time for referring to "Czechoslovakia" back in April, as John McCain did several times during the 2008 election. People misspeak, especially when it comes to a country that existed for most of their adult lives.
But the fact that the name of a country that ceased to exist nearly two decades ago was apparently mentioned in an early draft of the GOP platform is a little harder to explain:
Good for delegate Kyle Handegard of North Dakota for catching that one. Hopefully we’re not also declaring war on Prussia or signing any treaties with Austria-Hungary.
Hat tip: Buzzfeed