Drop everything, folks, because it’s time once again to pick the Obamateurism of the Week!  We tend to think of this presidency as half-empty, and it often gets its signals crossed.  If you get impatient for the results of this poll, just remember that it took time to free the slaves, too — and if you try to make sense out of that argument, don’t be surprised if we cut you off.

Previous 2010 “winners”:

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!