You cannot take this guy anywhere without a teleprompter. This in from Jake Tapper:
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.
The President, of course, said he didn’t mean to offend anyone, and I believe it. Nasty just rolls off him naturally, without any effort on his part. He’s done this offensive trash talk before. Remember how you condescendingly told Hillary she was “nice enough?” Or how about his offering that “I’ll put Mr. Burgess up against Sean Hannity. They’ll tear him up.” That’s not presidential. That’s school yard talk, and school yard talk from the kid who isn’t nice. Popular, maybe. But nice? Definitely not.
The Anchoress has more, since this rude ineptitude isn’t just personal to Obama, it’s come very quickly to characterize his entire administration. And this was the man who was going to bring people together and heal the world?
Bets are on now in my email as to whether NBC will edit out the insult when it broadcasts the show. Well, that’s no true. No one is taking the bet, because all are currently assuming that it will.