May 15, 2008

GIVES HIS GRANDMA A CHANCE TO UNDERBUS HIM, EH?:

Obama apologises to reporter for 'sweetie' remark (Elana Schor, 5/15/08, guardian.co.uk)

Obama's encounter with Peggy Agar, a reporter at WXYZ network in Detroit, was the second time in two months that he raised eyebrows by calling a woman "sweetie".

The row began when Agar asked the Democratic presidential frontrunner, who is putting the finishing touches on a successful campaign against Hillary Clinton, how he would help American autoworkers.

"Hold on one second there, sweetie," Obama told her, adding that she could ask him the question at a press briefing after his tour of the Chrysler auto plant in Sterling Heights, Michigan.


Those Lincoln-Douglas debates can't start soon enough. He's hopeless without a script.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 15, 2008 8:56 PM
Comments

His "Why can’t I just eat my waffle" provided the best laugh I've had in a long time.

Posted by: David Hill, The Bronx at May 15, 2008 9:58 PM

And he only ate half of it. Like Kerry and Edwards at Wendy's, when Tereza had to ask what "chili" was.

It always comes back to the vindaloo.

Posted by: ratbert at May 16, 2008 12:17 AM

Hey rat don't forget Kerry's Philly cheesesteak. Didn't he eat it with a knife and fork, and ask for gruyere instead of whiz?

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at May 16, 2008 8:05 AM
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