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Obama apologizes for Nancy Reagan joke

 
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Obama apologizes for Nancy Reagan joke
President-elect Barack Obama called to apologize to former first lady Nancy Reagan on Friday after he made an errant joke at her expense in his first post-election press conference.

Mr. Obama, answering a question about which ex-presidents' advice he's sought, said he's "spoken to all of them that are living." He went on, but appeared to realize he probably didn't need the "living" qualifier, and explained, "I didn't want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about, you know, doing any seances."

The joke at the expense of the ailing former first lady rubbed some who heard it the wrong way, and within hours Mr. Obama said he was wrong.

"President-elect Barack Obama called Nancy Reagan today to apologize for the careless and off-handed remark he made during today's press conference," spokeswoman Stephanie Cutter said in a statement Friday evening. "The president-elect expressed his admiration and affection for Mrs. Reagan that so many Americans share, and they had a warm conversation."

Mr. Obama seemed to get his facts backwards in making the joke, aiming at Mrs. Reagan when it was actually Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton who wrote in her syndicated column during her time as first lady that she occasionally held imaginary conversations with long-dead first lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

"I occasionally have imaginary conversations with Mrs. Roosevelt to try to figure out what she would do in my shoes," Mrs. Clinton wrote in a June 1996 column. "She usually responds by telling me to buck up or at least to grow skin as thick as a rhinoceros."

Mrs. Reagan, by contrast, consulted an astrologer friend about auspicious days for scheduling events. The White House said the practice began after the attempt on President Reagan's life.

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library didn't respond to a message asking about the incident.

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Re: Obama apologizes for Nancy Reagan joke
And Bush is an idiot
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Re: Obama apologizes for Nancy Reagan joke
And Bush is an idiot
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Yep
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Re: Obama apologizes for Nancy Reagan joke
At least Bush doesn't tell lies about an elderly lady recovering from a broken hip.

Takes a special kind of lowdown to do that.
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Re: Obama apologizes for Nancy Reagan joke
At least Bush doesn't tell lies about an elderly lady recovering from a broken hip.

Takes a special kind of lowdown to do that.
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Bush made jokes about finding WMD's, remember. Not saying Obama isn't evil as well, just saying he has a WAY to go before eclipsing the champ.
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Re: Obama apologizes for Nancy Reagan joke
At least Bush doesn't tell lies about an elderly lady recovering from a broken hip.

Takes a special kind of lowdown to do that.
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Yep, he is no better than Bush
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Re: Obama apologizes for Nancy Reagan joke
And just what in hell does this have to do with BUSH?

OBAMA make a lame joke in which he told a boldfaced LIE about the elderly and infirm Nancy Reagan.

Bush played no part in this whatsoever.

OBAMA is the one who told the whopping lie about a helpless elderly person. How good or bad Bush might be has zilch, nada, nunca to do with the fact that this was Obama's first press conference and this is what he chose to do. I don't think Bush forced him to do this.

It's really a very sad day for this country when the newly elected president does such a lowdown, no class thing.

Period. And it has nothing to do with Bush at all.


I guess to try to somehow blame this on Bush is nothing new at all and some just have the habit of blaming him no matter who does what but this is ridiculous.

You are going to have to break that habit as in case you haven't heard, Bush is leaving office very soon.

But to still be blaming Bush for what others do is so typical of Obama supporters and liberals in general. So now it is Bush who is responsible for the stupid blunders Obama does as well.

Unbelievable!
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Re: Obama apologizes for Nancy Reagan joke
to hell with all neocons and their offspring and their mates
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Re: Obama apologizes for Nancy Reagan joke
It was gaffe and he apologized. Good.
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Re: Obama apologizes for Nancy Reagan joke
gaffe

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a socially awkward or tactless act [syn: faux pas]


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What on earth was he doing attacking Nancy Reagan in the first place? So is this the new word for LIE? When they get caught lying, now it's a gaffe?

And it's open season on everybody, including 90 yo women with a broken hip.

Is this the nicer America we have been hearing about? Or maybe it's that bi-partisan thing we have heard so much of lately.

The only thing I will give him credit for is apologizing quickly. But it just goes to show that once he is off the teleprompter, the real Obama is not so very nice at all.

His handlers got to him quickly and got this under control. Betcha no more pressers for him for a while until he learns to stick to the script.
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11/07/2008 09:13 PM
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Re: Obama apologizes for Nancy Reagan joke
At least Bush doesn't tell lies about an elderly lady recovering from a broken hip.

Takes a special kind of lowdown to do that.

Bush made jokes about finding WMD's, remember. Not saying Obama isn't evil as well, just saying he has a WAY to go before eclipsing the champ.
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B..b..but what about the change?
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Re: Obama apologizes for Nancy Reagan joke
It was gaffe and he apologized. Good.
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sheep

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11/07/2008 09:16 PM
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Re: Obama apologizes for Nancy Reagan joke
It was gaffe and he apologized. Good.

sheep

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Re: Obama apologizes for Nancy Reagan joke
WHY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????????????????????
The Rayguns were ALWAYS a joke!!!

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THREAD POLICE...On your knees and Kiss My Royal American Ass!! AND be glad I ALLOW you to do it!!

GEORGE NOORY SUCKS!

V for Vendetta SUCKS MORE THAN NOORY!
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11/08/2008 08:44 AM
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Re: Obama apologizes for Nancy Reagan joke
I think it was a defreudian slip.

Seance...what would make his brain think of seances?

Oh yeah. He just went through a ritualistic ceremony upon becoming President-Elect!
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11/08/2008 08:48 AM
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Re: Obama apologizes for Nancy Reagan joke
i bet obama is into witchcraft

he was using the word conjure and summon alot during his speech.

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