Obamateurism of the Day
posted at 8:05 am on April 30, 2009 by Ed Morrissey
Barack Obama went to the FBI’s offices to deliver a speech on national security and American values, but on the 99th day of his presidency, Obama clearly had other things on his mind. Here’s a clip near the end of the speech, in which Obama confuses the FBI’s 100 years (closer to 101 now) with his own experience as an executive:
Each of you has made the decision to serve your country, and you are dong so at a critical time. And you know, none of us can know with certain [sic] what the future will hold. But I do know that the FBI can and will continue to adapt to new dangers, that you will be critical in leading the way in keeping this country safe. And we are counting on you.
There’s much to celebrate from the FBI’s first 100 days [sic].
But not too much to celebrate from his own. And it looks like TOTUS threw a couple of shoes in these remarks.
Give Political.news some credit. Unlike some of the national media, they didn’t airbrush the errors in Obama’s speech. Thanks to Hot Air reader Anna S for the find.
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