His controversial joke hadn’t even aired yet when President Obama got on the phone from Air Force One Thursday night to apologize for comparing his notoriously bad bowling skills to the Special Olympics.
Notice that it was barely glossed over in the media. Even the spokesman of the Special Olympics made light of it. Had it been a Republican, he would have lost his job. Remember Trent Lott?
“He expressed his disappointment and he apologized, I think in a way that was very moving,” Tim Shriver, the chairman of the Special Olympics board, told “Good Morning America” today.
“He expressed that he did not intend to humiliate this population, certainly didn’t want to embarrass or give anybody any more reason for pain or just suffering I would say,” said Shriver, who received the call from Obama as the president was flying back to Washington.
“He was very sincere, expressed an interest and an openness in being more engaged in the movement and said he was a fan of the movement and I think importantly he said he was ready to have some of our athletes over to the White House to bowl or play basketball or help him improve his score.”
Apology… a bit late. This would be front page news had it been a non-Democrat. Trent Lott had to resign his post as Minority Whip based on a totally innocuous statement he made. Earlier, Hillary Clinton made a joke about an “some Indian guy down at the gas station/convenience store”. The reporter collective couldn’t get enough of it with their howls of laughter. No calls to “walk the plank” as was perpetrated onto Trent Lott.
Liberal Media, in action.