The State of the Continent
Question: Which is worse, a Vice Presidential candidate allegedly not knowing Africa is a continent or a Presidential candidate not knowing how many states there are in this union of ours. (Barack Obama said 57.)
Answer: Neither. Assume both are misspoken trivialities and move on. Palin back to the governor's mansion. Obama to the White House.
UPDATE: By the way, there are many indications that the "Palin Doesn't Know Africa is a Continent" story is a hoax.