March 20, 2009
I find it surprising they actually aired Leno without any editing. If was MSNBC there would have been technical difficulties like Rachel Maddow had last night with Lt Dan Choi and Don’t ask Don’t Tell.
Here’s barry’s spokesman’s first attempt at “apology” from Air Force 1:
The President made an offhand remark making fun of his own bowling that was in no way intended to disparage the Special Olympics. He thinks that the Special Olympics are a wonderful program that gives an opportunity to shine to people with disabilities from around the world.
Yo barry – what about nappy headed hos?
Yo media – he insulted special souls, who are as God created them, and you remain silent?
What is it going to take?
It was not a “gaffe”.
It was a disgusting degrading indefensible comment that was said and meant as delivered.
It is not a slip of the tongue when it’s followed by laughter and meant to induce laughter.
Even for barry this is a new low.
(2-19) barry’s “It’s like the Special Olympics”
(2-19) Bill Burton: Apology #1 “offhand remark”
(2-20) Robert Gibbs: Apology #2 “thoughtless joke”
(2-20) Gov Palin re: Trig & Special Olympics (video)
(2-20) Gov Palin re: barry’s Special Olympics “joke”
(2-20) Gov Arnold & Maria Shriver re: barry’s Special Olympics “joke”
(2-20) Special Olympics video: The new R-word is Respect
(2-20) Bowling in top 5 Special Olympics sports, Kolan McConiughey
(2-20) Special Olympics Chairman, Tim Shriver statement re: barry’s ”joke”
(2-20) GMA: Tim Shriver: “This kind of language needs to be a teachable moment”
(2-21) Where are barry’s own words of apology on his Special Olympics “joke”?
(2-22) Yo, barry, you talked the trash, now back it up, and bowl