Monday, Mar. 23, 2009

"Special Olympics"

Barack Obama
March 19, 2009

"It's like — it was like Special Olympics, or something." — Barack Obama, responding to a question from Jay Leno on NBC's Tonight Show about his shoddy bowling game.

Obama called Special Olympics Chair Tim Shriver from Air Force One before his Leno interview even aired to apologize for the off-color joke. Shriver told ABC's Good Morning America the following day that the president "expressed his disappointment and he apologized, in a way that was very moving."