Skip to comments.President Obama Jokes About Being a Bad Bowler: 'It's Like the Special Olympics'
Posted on 03/19/2009 7:06:51 PM PDT by cdchik123
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.
When asked about the remark, the White House said the president did not intend to offend.
"The president made an off-hand remark making fun of his own bowling that was in no way intended to disparage the Special Olympics," White House deputy press secretary Bill Burton said. "He thinks the Special Olympics is a wonderful program that gives an opportunity for people with disabilities from around the world."
Facing tough questions about the performance of his Treasury Secretary, $165 million in bonuses for AIG officials and anticipating a fight over his $3.55 trillion budget, the president has not had a particularly good week, and it's unlikely this will help matters.
This from the smartest man in the world... help us if President Bush would of made such a gaff..
Way to keep it classy, Odumbo.
I guess the buffoon had to leave the president home(teleprompter)
EVERY SINGLE TIME this man speaks without a teleprompter he sticks his foot in his mouth...he’s a joke..a puppet...I really, really hope America figures out soon what a horrendous mistake they have made.
Has Obama been taking gaffe lessons from Biden?
(Where’s that “Dumb and Dumber” photoshop...)
Obama bowled a mere 37 on the campaign trail in Pennsylvania.
I wish the jerk would have told a few ACORN jokes.
And this was reported on ABC..I guess Jake Tapper will be banned from the White House now.
It’s quite clear why they force Obama to use a teleprompter.
He’s an uncontrollable smart-ass.
Heh...Olberman ran with it too...
With all of the bowling, visits with ESPN to fill out his brackets and trips to Leno, it’s no wonder he has no time to read what’s actually in the bills that he is signing.
Our first sitting affirmative action President.
White House says he did not mean to offend.
TOTUS says “You needed me”.
Low life bastard
EVERY SINGLE TIME this man speaks without a teleprompter he sticks his foot in his mouth...hes a joke..a puppet...I really, really hope America figures out soon what a horrendous mistake they have made.
This administration is beginning to look like a very bad movie.