Obamateurism of the Day
posted at 8:05 am on February 8, 2010 by Ed Morrissey
No, Barack Obama didn’t make an Obamateurism by telling the story of the woman who asked to be buried in her Obama T-shirt after dying from breast cancer. He doesn’t get an Obamateurism for making the story about himself; politicians do that all the time. He gets the Obamateurism for failing to remember her name:
If you’re going to wave the bloody shirt like Marc Antony, especially if it has your own name on the T-shirt, it’s a good idea to remember to at least say the name Julius Caesar.
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