Errors of this type are common everywhere, and on BOTH sides. But because politicians do it, it gets more ink & air time from an opposition's attempt to cast the person in the worst possible light.<quoted text>
That's not sayin' much.
Maybe john wooden-legs got the name of the battle wrong....according to you, but sarah palin mis-attributed the quote and twisted the meaning of it.
On your scale broken scale, these two balance out.
Most, who are already aware of this, assign the merit % deemed worthy at the time, and move on from there.