Friday, March 20, 2009

"A teachable moment"

My fellow special Americans...

Barack Obama is liberal self-parody. A walking, talking PC robot.

Witness this sorry spectacle from Obie's appearance on Leno last night, of which you've no doubt heard alllll about by now.

It began with the president joking about how bad a bowler he is.

Toward the end of his approximately 40-minute taping on the "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," Obama talked about how he'd gotten better at bowling and had been practicing in the White House bowling alley.

"I bowled a 129," he told Leno.

"That's very good, Mr. President," Leno said sarcastically.

But then came the foot-in-mouth moment: "It's like the Special Olympics or something," the president said.

Sorry, but that was funny. The first evidence I've seen that Obama is a regular guy when not pontificating from a mahogany podium at Harvard or remaking the fabric of the Republic by fiat from the Oval Office. (Or mounting his even earlier mob-boss rise to power da Chicago way.)

We've seen him shoot hoops and talk football, but until that joke, I never took the bait. His basketball was serviceable but 1) he was wearing a Marines t-shirt and 2) he had it tucked in a pair of geeky sweatpants.

So for a few brief moments I'm thinking maybe, away from his teleprompter crutch, he is a regular guy, capable of misguided retard jokes like George W. Bush, Joe Biden and the rest of us.

But he was back in that wavering ivory tower the instant he stepped off stage and into the waiting arms of his pollster-handlers, phoning the offended parties in full hand-wringing panic mode from Air Force One.

"He was very sincere, expressed an interest and an openness in being more engaged in the movement and said he was a fan of the movement and I think importantly he said he was ready to have some of our athletes over to the White House to bowl or play basketball or help him improve his score."

This guy is going to get us all killed.


Pro said...

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

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.

Has his true colors emerged?

You decide the more ‘presidential’ among them:

Mrs. P said...

So glad you think sweatpants ARE geeky. I keep telling Mr. P that they are usually reserved for dweebs and folks who live under bridges.

Splash said...

Are you calling Carl from Aqua Teen Hunger Force a loser?

Mrs. P said...

Well... maybe not in comparison to this guy.

Mrs. P said...

At least Carl can still get his sweatpants ON.