This is one of those human moments that happens to everyone, including me. Pee Wee Herman made a classic gag of it, doing pratfalls and bouncing back to his feet with a snotty “I meant to do that!” It may seem a bit churlish to poke fun at a Presidential pratfall, but if so, then Americans have a long history of churlishness, starting at least with Gerald Ford climbing into Air Force One and ending with the gales of laughter heard over Barack Obama’s predecessor choking on a pretzel.
Hey, even if no one else does, it looks like Obama’s laughing at it…
Got an Obamateurism of the Day? If you see a foul-up by Barack Obama, e-mail it to me at [email protected] with the quote and the link to the Obamateurism. I’ll post the best Obamateurisms on a daily basis, depending on how many I receive. Include a link to your blog, and I’ll give some link love as well. And unlike Slate, I promise to end the feature when Barack Obama leaves office.
Illustrations by Chris Muir of Day by Day. Be sure to read the adventures of Sam, Zed, Damon, and Jan every day!