Last night Barack Obama said something he shouldn't have said last night during his appearance on Jay Leno's new show. He made a joke about his bowling score being like "the special olympics," which is pretty offensive.
The same reporters who were wringing their hands all week about whether the president was "doing too much," (two wars and an economic crisis and all that) are reluctantly hyping the president's comments. Jake Tapper writes on his Twitter feed:
Breaking- PrezObama on Leno jokes about being a bad bowler- says it's "like the Special Olympics or something"
Tapper got his Drudge Link, and several hours later he was still preoccupied with the joke:
Am trying to imagine the reaction if President Bush joked that his bowling skills recalled the Special Olympics. 3 am- we just landed in dc
This morning, Tapper was dreading the hypocrisy ahead:
Preparing for day of hypocrisy: conservs who would normally defend the SpecOlymp joke acting offended, liberals saying lighten up. Sigh
Funny, I was thinking the same thing about press who moments ago believed the president had "too much on his plate" now deciding that the country should spend a whole day talking about an offensive joke.
In any case, you should know that Tapper's really disappointed about his 9 PM blog post getting picked up by Drudge, possibly driving the day and leading to all this "hypocrisy" when we have two wars and an economic crisis to deal with. That's the last thing Tapper wanted when he hyped this "breaking" news last night.
-- A. Serwer
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