Tomorrow’s outrage today:
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.
When asked about the remark, the White House said the president did not intend to offend.
Conservative bloggers will be outraged because, well, they’re kind of sensitive when they think someone is talking about them…
Of course the bonus will be the comments over at places like Malkin and Free Republic tomorrow where the keyboard-bound will be hooting and gibbering about Obama while inserting coy references to their own athleticism as demonstrated by….. their bowling averages.
(Update): We have a winner courtesy of, appropriately enough, Special Ed:
I’d bet there are plenty of disabled folks out there that bowl and break 200. 129, I thought Obama was a jock or something. 129, I beat that the first time I ever picked up a bowling ball. 129, I can beat that with a a couple pitchers of ale under my belt.
goat on March 19, 2009 at 10:22 PM
Go get’em, ladies. Rowr!