Merry Christmas Eve, OOTD aficionados! We’ve completed the first semi-final flight in our year-end polling for the Obamateurism of the Year, thanks to your identification of Barack Obama’s embarrassing misidentification of the first non-posthumous Medal of Honor recipient. The choices don’t get any easier today, with five more OOTWs to ponder. Which will get the first slot in the second semifinal? Cast your vote now, because each poll will get closed when the next poll gets posted!
Be prepared for a stroll down memory lane! Click on the links below to review the OOTDs in today’s poll:
- When I said, “change we can believe in,” I didn’t say “change we can believe in tomorrow.”
- “I’d rather be talking about stuff that everybody welcomes — like new programs.”
- “Job-killing tax cuts.”
- “Eric, don’t call my bluff. I’m going to the American people with this.”
- “And certainly at the federal level where I do have influence, I can make sure that we make these adjustments without affecting people’s collective bargaining rights.”
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!