Obamateurism of the Day

posted at 8:05 am on December 12, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

We’re in the last week for OOTDs this year, since we’ll start working our way through the year-end polls next Monday to determine the Obamateurism of the Year. Today, we recognize that Presidents have a lot of names to keep straight — but how hard is it to remember one of the nine Supreme Court justices? Yossi Gestetner catches this moment from Barack Obama’s celebration of Hanukkah:

Said Obama while looking around the room: “We are honored to be joined by… one of the Justice of the Supreme Court Ruth.” At this moment the President made a move with his forehead and eyes saying “ah…” and then looked down at his papers and said “Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is here.”

This of course is worse than when Texas Governor Perry who was clearly referring to a specific 8-1 ruling said “eight unelected Justices,” nor is the same as when Perry said “Not Montemayor,” knowing clearly that he does not have the correct name of Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Well, neither one is good, but Obama wasn’t answering a question extemporaneously. He was introducing someone invited to his own event.

Got an Obamateurism of the Day? If you see a foul-up by Barack Obama, e-mail it to me at obamaisms@edmorrissey.com 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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Sooooo….

Terrorists no longer have to take out our cities, our transportation, or our military installations:

If they take out TOTUS, our government is paralyzed!

landlines on December 12, 2011 at 12:59 PM

with a script in front of him, no less

falcon on December 12, 2011 at 12:36 PM

…and with the person in question (Ginsburg) actually present in the room, let us not forget…

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on December 12, 2011 at 1:25 PM

I’m Ron Bader Hussein Burgundy?

/

Christien on December 12, 2011 at 1:30 PM

Early Alzheimer’s, I’m telling you. The guy has massive and noticeable memory problems.

RebeccaH on December 12, 2011 at 1:38 PM

Early Alzheimer’s, I’m telling you. The guy has massive and noticeable memory problems.

RebeccaH on December 12, 2011 at 1:38 PM

Probably from heavy cocaine use.

Mini-14 on December 12, 2011 at 2:05 PM

Perry = 0

Obama = 1

Your derelict media.

Suffocate from what you eat, what you also dwell in, you fools. May you all spontaneously combust every time you don’t do your job objectively.

Schadenfreude on December 12, 2011 at 2:11 PM

And unlike Slate, I promise to end the feature when Barack Obama leaves office.

Well, I just checked Slate and the opposite seemed to be true: They’re now onto “Newtisms”!

The Nerve on December 12, 2011 at 4:30 PM

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