Friday, March 20, 2009

Obama says he inherited bad humor from Bush

Obama cracks Special Olympics 'joke' on Leno show

This from Associated Press:

BURBANK, Calif. — President Barack Obama might have rolled a gutter ball on NBC's "The Tonight Show."

Toward the end of the interview on Thursday, Obama told host Jay Leno he's been practicing at the White House's bowling alley but wasn't happy with his score of 129.

Leno complimented Obama on the score, but the president quipped, "It was like the Special Olympics or something," which prompted laughter from the audience.

Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton said the president's offhand remark was not meant to disparage the Special Olympics, only to poke some fun at the commander-in-chief's bowling skills......

Not "meant to disparage the Special Olympics?"

How about not meant to be inconsiderate of people who are mentally handicapped and who are seen as stars by their families while they make efforts to perform to the best of their physical abilities?

Oh, wait, this just in...Obama supporters say the president inherited the mentally handicapped people problem from the Bush administration.

The president's supporters went on to say that humor that isn't humorous was also inherited from the Bush administration.

Question: Do you think it was good strategery for Obama to go on Leno?

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The Mayor said...

I'd say that yes, it was great for American's to see what Obama sounds like without a teleprompter stuck in front of his face.

His mask has slipped.

Pro said...

He has hurt many families in America. He needs to say he is sorry in the public, not to an organization.

In addition, someone who claims to have experienced prejudice and stereotypes throughout life, and has written about them in great detail, should be more sensitive and refined from life's lessons.

Furthermore, Obama claimed he was going to have the world think 'highly' of America again. Will this joke help?

For someone who spoke of equality as a creed. Does this joke match that philosophy?

For someone that said he would stand for all people. Does this stand up for those that participate in the special Olympics?

The fact is Obama claimed a higher standard. To much is given, much is required.

Obama has just showed us that 'yes we can' destroy what a campaign stands for with a single joke.

During the campaign for the White House in 2008, the media criticized Palin for being ‘common,’ 'not-polished,' 'not-compassionate' and ‘not presidential.’ However, compare Sarah Palins attitude in this video created three weeks ago for the Special Olympics in Boise, Idaho.

You decide the more ‘presidential’ among them. Watch: