It comes down to these. Thanks to extensive rounds of voting, we have our Final Four of Obamateurisms this year, and they’re all doozies. Will it be Barack Obama’s famous finger-wag at the Supreme Court during the State of the Union speech on national television, in which Obama managed to prove he didn’t understand the case nor the ruling? Making himself into the arbiter of income caps? Misquoting something as basic as the Declaration of Independence — multiple times? Or bailing out on his own press conference, leaving Bill Clinton to handle it, in order to attend a Christmas party?
I don’t envy you this choice. I’d help you make it, but I have to get ready for a New Year’s Eve party, and the First Mate would get angry with me if I left her holding the bag. Tomorrow, on New Year’s Day, I’ll review the poll results and announce the 2010 OOTY!
- “I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.”
- Scolding the Supreme Court over ruling that he got completely wrong during SOTU
- Obama quotes Declaration, leaves out “endowed by their Creator”
- Obama leaves Clinton at press conference podium on tax deal to attend Christmas party
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.
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