Obama apologizes for Special Olympics gaffe

Fuck this guy, he is a joke
clipped from news.yahoo.com

Obama apologizes for Special Olympics gaffe

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has apologized to the chairman of the Special Olympics for his late-night talk show quip equating his bowling skills to those of athletes with disabilities.

President Barack Obama, left, appears on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in

AP – President Barack Obama, left, appears on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in Burbank, Calif. Thursday, …

Appearing on “The Tonight Show” Thursday, the president told host Jay Leno he’d been practicing at the White House’s bowling alley but wasn’t happy with his score of 129. Then he remarked: “It was like the Special Olympics or something.”

The audience laughed, but the White House quickly recognized the blunder. The Special Olympics, founded in 1968, is a global nonprofit organization serving 200 million individuals with intellectual disabilities.

On his way back to Washington on Air Force One, Obama called the chairman of the Special Olympics, Tim Shriver, to say he was sorry — even before the taped program aired late Thursday night.

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