Obamateurism of the Day

Part of the job of a President is to sound, well, presidential. That means being taken seriously. When Barack Obama hit the hustings for Jon Corzine this weekend, he seems to have forgotten that he’s not a comedian:

Obama called on the audience to vote, and to make sure others do.

“You’re going to need to get cousin Pookie off the couch, and say, ‘Pookie, it’s time to go vote,’ ” POTUS said. “You’ve all got a cousin Pookie, you know who I’m talking about.”

Er, Pookie? The only Pookie I know was in Victor/Victoria:

Pookie? (via Geoff A)

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