The obligatory "Obama thinks it's still 2008" post

On a busy news day, I wouldn’t so much as blink at this. On a slow news day, when we’re strapped for content? Mandatory post.

Old theory to explain his policy agenda: Obama’s a dangerously doctrinaire liberal aiming to expand an unsustainable welfare state and dressing it up as “pragmatism.” New theory: Obama has mild brain damage.

Now I feel kind of bad for dumping on him all these years. He’s trying his best, guys.

This is how President Obama signed the guestbook at Westminster Abbey earlier today, where he got a tour from the Very Reverend Dr. John Hall and laid a wreath on the Grave of the Unknown Warrior.

It is a great privilege to commemorate our common heritage, and common sacrifice.

Barack Obama

24 May 2008

Follow the link above for a photo — and no, in case you’re wondering, it’s not a photoshop. More details from the Telegraph:

Mr Obama dated his entry in the book May 24 2008, rather than the current year.

Apparently Mr Obama was heard to ask the dean what the day’s date was – but managed to get the year wrong.

A Westminster Abbey spokeswoman confirmed it was the president who had written the wrong date.

The White House is pleading jet lag, but c’mon. It’s only natural for a man to revert to thoughts of his glory days when everything around him is falling apart. That’s why I’ve been dating checks “1995” for the past 15 years. Exit question: If The One is brain-damaged, is it time to consider removal proceedings? I’m thinking … no.