Open Mouth, Insert Foot

Open Mouth, Insert Foot

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:08 am

I guess the teleprompter wasn't working.


http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/03/19/obama-compares-bowling-score-special-olympics-tonight/100days/
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.


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Re: Open Mouth, Insert Foot

PostBy: cabinover On: Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:12 am

Don't suppose anyone will say squat about that little oops right?
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Re: Open Mouth, Insert Foot

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:13 am

The teleprompter is currently givin' Obama a good talkin' to.
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Re: Open Mouth, Insert Foot

PostBy: Devil505 On: Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:11 am

To bad he couldn't be as articulate as our last genius was:

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PostBy: cabinover On: Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:16 am

Ya gotta admit, whether you like him or not, the man is funny as hell when flying solo. :D
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Re: Open Mouth, Insert Foot

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:39 am

I think GWB would have still messed up even with a teleprompter. :D

The apology has surfaced:


http://www.foxnews.com/politics/first100days/2009/03/20/obama-apologizes-special-olympics-bowling-joke/
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Re: Open Mouth, Insert Foot

PostBy: Devil505 On: Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:08 am

Can even the most vehemently anti-Obama member here legitimately claim he felt Obama meant it as anything but a joke & it was meant as a slap in the face to disabled people?
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Re: Open Mouth, Insert Foot

PostBy: spc On: Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:45 am

See the difference.



And guess what, no teleprompter. ;)
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PostBy: ErikLaurence On: Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:52 am

spc wrote:See the difference.


And guess what, no teleprompter. ;)


How do you know there was no script?

...and how many takes did they shoot?
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PostBy: spc On: Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:03 am

ErikLaurence wrote:
spc wrote:See the difference.


And guess what, no teleprompter. ;)


How do you know there was no script?

...and how many takes did they shoot?


So you do see the difference. ;)
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Re: Open Mouth, Insert Foot

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:08 am

Devil505 wrote: felt Obama meant it as anything but a joke & it was meant as a slap in the face to disabled people?


Obviously he was joking Devil and never would have made the comment if he thought about it. Point is I've made my thoughts known to my old GF's 10 year old daughter when she made similar comments but then again she was 10.
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PostBy: BillMarti On: Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:24 am

It's funny when Bush made a flub it's all over the media but when BO does it you can hear the deafening silence and all his crony's saying he really didn't mean it that way. Talk about double standards.

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Re: Open Mouth, Insert Foot

PostBy: ErikLaurence On: Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:29 am

spc wrote:So you do see the difference. ;)



There's never been any question that Sarah Palin can read a hell of a speech. I was in the Excel center at the RNC when she spoke. The women can talk. After all she is a trained tv newsreader, reading other peoples words is what she learned to do in college.

But what role does she play in writing what comes out of her mouth?

Obama writes many if his own speeches himself, or at least is part of the team that does.
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PostBy: Paulie On: Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:39 am

What's the big deal? The big deal is this guy rarely makes mistakes, so when it happens you can hear a pin drop.
W on the other hand has whole books detailing his verbal gaffs. I do not see an issue here, even in our politically correct
world. The right wing should jump all over this, because the opportunity to cap on this guys verbal gaffs will be few and
far between.
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Re: Open Mouth, Insert Foot

PostBy: ErikLaurence On: Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:42 am

As for the MSM ignoring the gaffe.

It's on the front page of the Washington Post.com.
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