Obamateurism of the Day

Nothing impresses like a leader who can express himself in clear, precise, and confident language. Such men and women get instant respect in any forum, especially on the world stage. When the leader of the free world reaches for a verb — or was it an adjective? — to describe heightened scrutiny and anticipation, nothing less than a three-syllable word will do:

I guess “wee-wee’d up” is better than “doo-doo’d down,” although maybe next time, President Obama can just say “Number One and Number Two.” And maybe someone can ask Chris Matthews if he still has a tinkle down his leg.

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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