This one’s rather minor, as Obamateurisms go, but we can file it under “How many times would CNN have played this if it was a Republican President?” Veteran OOTD readers will recall that this is the reason why we started it in the first place. Barack Obama peers through a telescope at an astronomy demonstration and transforms into Captain Obvious:

“That’s pretty far away.”

Which is true of just about everything one sees through a telescope, of course, and of everything in the sky except fog.

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