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.
It was on last week...only caught part of it.
But don’t you dare talk about HIS ears...<p)
There are probably several sections on WebMD about his type sickness...
Instead of working what a bum
I am not part of the “politically correct” crowd but there are limits.
This was over the line, you don't make jokes about the disabled.
This, not top of Biden telling a guy in a wheel chair to “stand up”?
This, after Obama gave a “gift” to the British PM, a man who is nearly blind, which consisted of CD’s of old movies, in the wrong format for England?
I think that Obama has NO class, and neither does his VP or his cabinet.
Yes. He is a raging leftist. He worked at on the Brady Campaign to End Gun Violence. He's worked at Slate and Mother Jones. But, for whatever reason, he seems to take his responsibilities as an independent journalist seriously. And sadly, he seems to be the only one that does.
Does anyone else suspect that our alleged president might not be as "S. M. A. R. T." as originally touted?
Smart ass being the key description. Pretty arrogant for an illegal.
Oh drat, I made a thread about the same topic.
Gotta move fast on this here freeper thing!
Watch the whole thing; it is rather amusing. I have a weakness for “B grade” sci-fi/horror films.
Don’t forget what happened to Trent Lott when he tried to humor his old pal Strom Thurmond at the old guy’s birthday party. The Dems wouldn’t let it go and, sad to say, the GOP obliged them by throwing Lott under the bus.
I didn’t care much for Lott, but the feigned outrage over his comment was sickening.
You know you’ve had a bad week when even Joe Biden is embarrassed by what you say.
I hope Joe gets to stand next to The One with a condescending, disdainful look on his face and say, “You never know what’s going to come of this guy’s mouth”.
I went bowling with my son and his little buddy who both have Down Syndrome, got my butt kicked by my son’s buddy who has participated in Special Olympics. Nothing comes easy to these kids, but they try and they learn, obama is a dumbass.
I am sick of this jerk and his thoughtlessness.
ABC’s Jake Tapper <-——— NO SOUP FOR YOU!