March 22, 2009

The Special Olympics Joke

Obviously it was stupid, and Obama, to his credit, apologized immediately. Even the Wall Street Journal editorial page gives him a pass:

Even if the joke was unbecoming, Mr. Obama was clearly trying to make fun of himself, not special needs children or adults. The best response came from Special Olympics bowling champion Kolan McConiughey, who has bowled five perfect games in the past four years and challenged the President to a match. "He bowled a 129. I bowl a 300. I could beat that score easily," Mr. McConiughey said.
Ozzie Guillen, meanwhile, thought it was funny.

Posted by Stephen Silver at March 22, 2009 03:12 PM
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