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Friday, March 20, 2009

Obama Makes Retard Joke; Rob Holds Out for Bestiality One-Liner Next Thursday

Mr President -- You can borrow our Shameless Jokes About Retards tag. You're just going to have to promise me that you'll use it on your buddy Joe a time or two.
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has apologized to the chairman of the Special Olympics for his late-night talk show quip equating his bowling skills to those of athletes with disabilities.

Appearing on "The Tonight Show" Thursday, the president told host Jay Leno he'd been practicing at the White House's bowling alley but wasn't happy with his score of 129. Then he remarked: "It was like the Special Olympics or something."
Maybe Obama might be interested in a guest blogging gig at TtP?

More:
On his way back to Washington on Air Force One, Obama called the chairman of the Special Olympics, Tim Shriver, to say he was sorry — even before the taped program aired late Thursday night.

"He expressed his disappointment and he apologized in a way that was very moving. He expressed that he did not intend to humiliate this population," Shriver said Friday on ABC's "Good Morning America." Obama, Shriver said, wants to have some Special Olympic athletes visit the White House to bowl or play basketball
After which Obama added, "Only because the retards would make me feel better about my scores!" Zing! Good one Barry.

And don't feel too bad if your child, or some one you love is a mushhead. Obama didn't mean to disrespect them.
Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton told reporters traveling with Obama that the president's offhand remark was not meant to disparage the Special Olympics, only to poke some fun at the commander in chief's bowling skills.

"He thinks that the Special Olympics are a wonderful program that gives an opportunity to shine to people with disabilities from around the world," Burton said.
That's right. It wasn't meant to "disparage the Special Olympics". He was only saying that everyone knows retards aren't good at bowling, so his poor bowling is comparable to retards bowling....

Can't wait to catch Barry at the Laugh Factory next week's press conference. Who knows what wacky thing will come out of the Prez's mouth.

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