It’s time once again to pick Barack Obama’s most amateurish stumble of the week! Don’t worry about whether you’re familiar with these missteps — just follow presidential precedent and make assumptions. We’re not here to demonize, but just to keep on trucking. Of course, maybe Obama has a great explanation for these flops, and as soon as he’s done putting a tax cheat in charge of a crackdown on, er, tax cheats, I’m certain he can reassure us that we’re too dense to comprehend his brilliance.
Update: I originally had the truck quote as “drive” rather than “buy.” Thanks to Little Miss Attila for the first heads-up on this goof.
Previous 2010 “winners”:
- Suddenly jobs saved or created “never expected to be the public accounting of Obama’s goal to save or create 3.5 million jobs”
- Obama rushes home for minor injury to family friend, keeps golfing after EunuchBomber attack
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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