Friday, March 20, 2009

Obama throws another gutter ball

Barack Obama compared his poor bowling to the "Special Olympics" during a visit to the Jay Leno show. He was soundly criticized for the remark and quickly apologized. He should have taken his teleprompter with him.
Obama apologizes for remark
By JONATHAN MARTIN | 3/19/09 11:05 PM EDT Updated: 3/20/09 5:00 PM EDT

After comparing his bowling to the Special Olympics on "The Tonight Show" Thursday, President Obama called Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver to apologize before the program even aired.

“He expressed his disappointment and he apologized, in a way that was very moving,” Shriver said on ABC's “Good Morning America.” “It’s important to see that words hurt, and words do matter. And these words that in some respect can be seen as humiliating or a put-down of people with special needs do cause pain, and they do result in stereotypes." (excerpt) read more at

Here is the Barack Obama Special Olympic comment video.

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