CNN gives us today’s Obamateurism, via Mary Katharine Ham and Patty Ann at The Hostages. Barack Obama seems confused about right and left, and coming and going, in this clip from yesterday’s Rose Garden appearance with South Korean president Lee Myung-bak:
After holding a bilateral meeting in the Oval office with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, the two leaders walked out to the Rose Garden podiums. That’s when the left-right two-step happened. Mr. Obama took his place behind the right podium, leaving President Lee a bit confused. He smiled as Obama realized the mistake and switched to the left podium.
That oops moment alone wouldn’t have deserved a write-up, but for the fact that there was more confusion after the press availability. After thanking reporters, Obama and Lee turned and walked back toward the Oval Office. Oops again!
Glenn Reynolds gets the final zinger, a masterful play on words:
It’s like Bush never left! Er, right?
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