19 March 2009

President Obama's Olympian Gaffe

President Obama may not have an interest in focusing on the principles of capitalism and the foundational elements of the American experience, but the dude sure is focused when it comes to flaunting celebrity. That's why he became the first sitting president to make an appearance on "The Tonight Show." But, according to ABC News:

The first appearance by a sitting president on "The Tonight Show" may well end up being the last.

President Obama, in his taping with Jay Leno Thursday afternoon, attempted to yuk it up with the funnyman, and ended up insulting the disabled.

Towards the end of his approximately 40-minute appearance, the president talked about how he's gotten better at bowling and has been practicing in the White House bowling alley. He bowled a 129, the president said.

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

"It's like the Special Olympics or something," the president said.

Real nice.

Word of advice to Barack Obama, you're no longer sitting in the living room of an unrepentant terrorist or in the congregation of a racist pastor. You're the President of the United States of America. Start acting like it.