No, Barack Obama didn’t make an Obamateurism by telling the story of the woman who asked to be buried in her Obama T-shirt after dying from breast cancer. He doesn’t get an Obamateurism for making the story about himself; politicians do that all the time. He gets the Obamateurism for failing to remember her name:
If you’re going to wave the bloody shirt like Marc Antony, especially if it has your own name on the T-shirt, it’s a good idea to remember to at least say the name Julius Caesar.
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.
Illustrations by Chris Muir of Day by Day. Be sure to read the adventures of Sam, Zed, Damon, and Jan every day!