Time once again to cast a vote in this thingamajig to pick the Whathisnameateurism of the Week!  It was a bad week for solidarity in Wisconsin, and for Solidarity in Poland, too.  In fact, we’re not seeing two different models of presidenting, but the same, consistent, amateurish operation.

Note: Friday’s press conference came too late to make it onto this week’s OOTW list, which comprises all of the OOTD entries from the past week.  I can assure you that we will catch up to those comments next week.


Previous weekly “winners” in 2012:

Previous Obamateurisms of the Year:

  • Giving 2 minutes of “shout-outs” before getting to the Fort Hood shooting (2009)
  • Obama leaves Clinton at press conference podium on tax deal to attend Christmas party (2010)
  • “I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president— with the possible exceptions of Johnson, F.D.R., and Lincoln.” (2011)

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.