Wassila turns out to have more people than Delaware—and it has been growing fast. (I can't get the links to work right now but it's easy to look up.) 4:00 update: oh how very embarrassing. A typo in the site I was looking at—totally wrong, by a factor of a hundred. Ouch.My guess is that he was looking for some kind of info to back up a point he was trying to make about Palin's "executive experience" as Mayor of Wassila versus Joe Biden's legislative experience in Delaware.
But when confronted with information that said a small unknown-until-yesterday Alaskan town had more people than an entire New England state , Ramesh's bullshit detector did not go off. He did not scrunch up his face and say, "That doesn't sound right..."
Instead, he ran with it. And made a complete ass of himself.
(Just for the record, the city of Detroit has more people than Delaware. However, Delaware has more people than Denver. And there are no cities as big as Detroit or Denver in Alaska.)