I guess every nation's leaders do make such mistakes from time to time and maybe we should enjoy it while it lasts.
Come November the USA President George Bush will be out of the White House and with him goes a source of very brain-challenged comments. Just watch some of the US talk shows like Jay Leno.
We too have a similar speaker in our PM and half of the time, he does not seem to comprehend the speech he is delivering.
This article is from malaysiakini PM's 'rifle' comments pounced on.
How simplistic it is to refer to the Finance Ministry as a repository (for cash) and the Defence Ministry as a rifle.
Hopefully the future PM will be more articulate and not make such crass remarks.