Our Chameleon in Chief, never one to be outdone when it comes to blending with any crowd, made a joke at a LGBT fundraiser last night that has some questioning his choice of words.
While thanking Ellen DeGeneres for the introduction she had just given him Obama said, “I want to thank, uh, my, wonderful friend, uh, who, uh, accepts a little bit of teasing about Michelle beating her in pushups …. ah but I think she claims Michelle didn’t go all the way down.”
I could write it off all day as a simple poor choice in wording but considering the venue and the odd way the president handles the situation in the video, I’m not so sure.
I’m not going to speculate on exactly how or why those words ended up on that particular teleprompter. However, Obama’s long pause after the dubious line and his and the crowd’s reaction are interesting to say the least. The interpretations of the incident range from CNN’s assessment that Obama had been “blindsided by a double entendre” to Limbaugh surmising that the oral sex reference was intended.
Regardless, the same media who would have gleefully covered a similar comment from former president Bush on every network news outlet and late night program including Saturday Night Live, isn’t touching this one. Yeah, I’m stunned too.
Check the video and let me know what you think.