Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Obama Shows Comic Chops in Presidential Seal Fail

Say what you like about Obama, but whether you think he's a "transitional president" (as many chest-thumping Democrats still do), or that he's a Kenyan anti-colonialist, Manchurian-candidate (Newt Gingrich), the man has a sense of humour.

Check out his response (below) when the Presidential Seal falls off the podium.  What gets me is how he quickly figures out that some political intern hack behind the curtains is probably cringing.  As a former summer student in a blue-chip law firm, I've been a minion just waiting for the partner's shoe to drop, as was Obama, I presume. (Although you have to admit that he was pretty brash in picking up, and eventually marrying, his associate lawyer mentor, Michelle.)

I gotta say he's pretty quick on the uptake.  Must come from all those rickety podiums in rundown gymnasiums he used when he was, "palling around with terrorists" as . . . gasp. . .  a "community organizer"!

You have to respect the man's chops.  I'd give him a wry grin, and a sincere nod of approval for his comic timing. You can't make this stuff up!

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