March 20th, 2009 13:53 EST
Obama Compares His Bad Bowling To Special Olympics
"Toward the end of his approximately 40-minute taping on the "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," Obama talked about how he`d gotten better at bowling and had been practicing in the White House bowling alley.
"I bowled a 129," he told Leno.
"That`s very good, Mr. President," Leno said sarcastically.
But then came the foot-in-mouth moment:`"It`s like the Special Olympics or something," the president said." http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=7129997&page=1
Before "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" aired, Obama felt compelled to call Tim Shriver, the chairman of the Special Olympics board, to apologize.
Obama`s comment may have been inartful, but it wasn`t malicious and he wasn`t making fun of mentally retarded individuals.
Wimps constantly apologize for innocuous and innocent remarks, and those who engage in repugnant and evil deeds rarely apologize. I haven`t heard any of the AIG executives express any remorse, they are probably laughing at the stupidity of the federal government.
We shouldn`t bend our knees before the altar of political correctness; we need more individuals who tell it like it is and to hell with political correctness.
While we are on the subject of the mentally retarded, why are they referred to as "special"? There is nothing special about the mentally retarded, they don`t have special needs, and there is nothing special about their Olympics.
Special: distinguished by some unusual quality; being in some way superior.
Mentally retarded persons aren`t superior in any way, on the contrary they are physically and intellectually inferior. I despise cowards who mock the retarded, but I also have contempt for politically correct idiots who try to imbue the mentally dull with special qualities they don`t possess.
Shriver said that Obama`s comment was a "teachable moment" for our country. If there`s anything I hate more than political correctness, it`s buzz phrases. At the end of the day, it is what it is, and the opitics indicate that "teachable moment" is the latest buzz word.
Everything seems to be a teachable moment these days. If a senator is caught in his office being whipped by a pair of nude midget prostitutes, he will apologize and claim it`s a teachable moment for America.
I apologize, the politically correct term for small persons is "dwarf".