Oh, How He Must Miss TOTUS

| August 20, 2009 | 8 Replies

I thought Barack Obama was supposed to be the smart President.

“Sometimes it seems like one loud voice can drown out all the sensible voices out there,” President Barack Obama told supporters at a meeting of the Democratic Party-sponsored Organizing for America today Web-cast to a national network watching on the Internet, plus an audience listening to a telephone conference.

There is something about August going into September where everybody in Washington gets all wee-weed up,” Obama said, calling on his network of first campaign and now party supporters to mobilize against myths that critics of his health-care plan are spreading.
[Emphasis mine]

Really, Mr. President? Wee-weed? What in the blue hells does that mean? I can’t tell whether he’s saying that DC gets strange this time or year or that things get all wrapped around the axle and bogged down. Pat Austin has a few ideas but Michelle Malkin is practically speechless.

I’d also like to point out that President Obama has no real experience with Washington in late August, since he’s only spent a grand total of two of them here. You may recall that Barack Obama started his brief Senate career in January, 2005 and he was on the campaign trail last August. My experience is that Washington slows way down after the dog days of summer. The temperature and humidity go way up and everything slows way down here. It’s too hot and sticky to get all “wee-weed up” around here this time of year. Anyone who has spent more than a couple years here, or in any city south of the Mason Dixon line knows how late summer works. President Obama isn’t one of those folks and, they way he’s going, he never will since he’ll be out on the campaign trail again in 2012 (and perhaps even 2011) and back home in Chicago in 2013.

UPDATE: Ed Driscoll looks at great moments in Presidential Quote History and longs for the days of George Bush and Dan Quayle.

UPDATE 2: Linked by Daniel Finkelstein in the TimesOnline and Pundette in their excellent roundups of the President’s gaffe.

UPDATE 3: Telling signs?

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