Remember the supposed gaffe that President Obama made concerning Jessica Simpson’s weight? People claimed that he called her fat,but here’s what he really said.
This time,though,the President did say something very insensitive. He joked with Jay Leno about his bowling expertise. He compared his lack of bowling skills to the Special Olympics. Very awkward moment,indeed! Here’s more from the seattlepi:
“That’s right: 60 days into the 44th presidency, we’re back to the s/he said what? debates of the campaign. Only this time, there’s not much to debate. Obama really should have known better than to say what he did when the conversation left AIG and industry and turned to bowling:
MR. OBAMA: I bowled a 129. (Laughter and applause.)
MR. LENO: No, that’s very good. Yes. That’s very good, Mr. President.
MR. OBAMA: It’s like — it was like Special Olympics, or something. (Laughter.)
MR. LENO: No, that’s very good.
To his credit, Obama knew he screwed up and moved quickly to fix it. Before the show had aired, Obama was on the phone with Tim Shriver, the president of The Special Olympics, to apologize.
Guess there’s a reason presidents don’t go on late night.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here.
I don’t know what made him make such a stupid remark,but I’m glad he apologized for it.Vodpod videos no longer available.