Back in 2009, Obama started his term as president in fine form by bowing to royalty:
It fell to WH Press Secretary Robert Gibbs to perform the thankless job of telling America we didn’t see what we saw:
Fortunately, Obama has now fixed the economy, so we do have “great cause and concern” for how he behaves in public. For example, yesterday this happened in Boston:
“I just want to say thank you for Youkilis,” said Obama at the beginning of a fundraiser at Boston’s Symphony Hall Monday night, of third baseman Kevin Youkilis’s recent trade to the Chicago White Sox. “I’m just saying. He’s going to have to change the color of his ‘sox.’ ”
Boos were heard echoing throughout the audience after the president’s remark.
Once again, the WH Press Secretary rides to the rescue. Except this time, he’s learned from his predecessor’s mistake and concedes to consensus reality:
Let’s be clear: POTUS, a proud ChiSox fan, thanked Boston crowd for Youk. Some booed. Others, like me, cried “Yoooouk!” in sad memoriam.
— Jay Carney (EOP) (@PressSec) June 26, 2012
That was actually… funny? Sort of. A good effort, at least. If he works on it, maybe he can join the writing staff of The Daily Show in 2013!