05 May 2009

Happy Fifth Of Fourth!

Proof, as if it were needed anymore, that the media/entertainment industry is in the tank for Team Hopenchange. This flub, which would have been endless fodder for sneering pundits and late-night comics if uttered by George W. Bush, gets a matter-of-fact pass:

On the eve of the Mexican holiday, Obama on Monday had an event in the East Room of the White House with Mexico's Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan (sahr-oo-KHAN').

Obama joked that it was "Cinco de Cuatro," botching a play on the Spanish word for "four" when he meant to say "Cuatro de Mayo," or the Fourth of May. He tried again, but he still did not get it right.
Where's the Saturday Night Live sketch? Where are the CNN reporters interviewing farm workers for their reaction? Where's Katie Couric rolling her eyes? And where's a 'Great-Moments-In Presidential-Speeches' bit on Letterman?

I guess the rules are different if you're The Messiah.

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