Oh, my. The next several weeks are going to be stressful. As an educator who struggles to ensure that my students know where Spanish is spoken in the world, this whole McCain/Spain thing hits home for me. Keith Olberman covers the story, and goes beyond the joke: Ignorance, senility, or belligerance toward our NATO ally? Wait for the part where he talks to Steve Clemons about Spain's role as our ally in Latin America, and with troops in Afghanistan.
Rachel Maddow has a new show on MSNBC. She also has a bit on McCain's confusion over Spain (after her observations about his economic confusion), and whether or not Spain is "one of our adversaries," as well as other geographical and political confusions.
Here's another Spanish-language joke about a conversation between McCain and Zapatero.
Our friends in Canada have a similar set of concersn about militant cultural ignorance (to see subtitles, click on the small arrow on the right of the YouTube viewer to enable transcription).