As we close the book on the Bushisms... We now look forward to the Obamaisms....

@ParaTed2k (22980)
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
January 19, 2009 5:32am CST
Most of us (supporter, detractor and whatever alike) have had a lot of fun at the expense of soon to be Frmr Prs. George W. Bush. His slips and sleights have kept us laughing through the 00s. But just like Abbot & Costello, George Carlin and Eddie Murphy, all good comedy has to come to an end someday. But never fear, just as comedian's either die or become those people who "used to be funny", presidents also come and go... Gone are the days of "Strategery" (which btw, Bush never said) and "I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully." (which, of course, he did say), but as we prepare for America's first $150 Million Presidential Inauguration, we also usher in a new day of new slips and sleights from our new president! Some of my favorites so far are: ~"On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes -- and I see many of them in the audience here today -- our sense of patriotism is particularly strong." ~"I've now been in 57 states -- I think one left to go." and of course... "In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten thousand people died -- an entire town destroyed." --on a Kansas tornado that killed 12 people. http://politicalhumor.about.com/od/barackobama/a/obama-isms.htm It doesn't if you support Obama or oppose him, funny is funny! So what are your favorites?
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• United States
19 Jan 09
I have to admit I laughed pretty hard at the whole 57 states one. With him being in the public eye 24/7 I am sure we will see more. It is only natural. Watch anyone 24/7 and you will see them do or say something stupid. But it is still fun to see.
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@ParaTed2k (22980)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
19 Jan 09
True, in fact, I think that the reason we like them so much is we know we all slip on the verbal banana at times :~D
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@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
19 Jan 09
I hope they don't ignore Biden like that did during the election. He makes some great ones too. I'll never forget that 3-letter word "J-O-B-S".
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@ParaTed2k (22980)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
20 Jan 09
Shhhhhhhhh! ;~D
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@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
19 Jan 09
He has had some funny missteps. As any intelligent person knows, when the cameras are on you 24/7 you are guaranteed to make such mistakes. I just wish the media wouldn't work so hard to hide and bury his mistakes. People like David Letterman are so infatuated with him that they pretend there's no way to make fun of him. Either way I eagerly await more mistakes and I hope SNL works as hard to mock him as they did Bush, Clinton, Bush Sr., etc. Maybe they can give something to the people who still think Bush said "stategery" or that Palin said she could "see Alaska from my house".
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@ParaTed2k (22980)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
19 Jan 09
If the commedians take a hands off attitude towards Prs. Obama, they are admitting to the world that they don't think he can handle it. Personally, I think the commedians will consider him fair game, but the incompetent press will do all they can to white wash any mistakes he makes.
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@irisheyes (4372)
• United States
19 Jan 09
Biden had a couple but I haven't been noting these for either side. I've always enjoyed them from both sides though. I agree with you they are very funny and we can count on them to keep coming as long as there are politicians. I will say in his favor that George Bush always exhibited a great sense of humor when his slips were pointed out and I hope that Obama will also. It's not the slip ups I've minded so much as the folksiness. I've had about all of the "by golly"'s & the "you betcha"'s I can take. Maybe I'm just old school but I expect the president to sound presidential and speak in full sentences most of the time.
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@ParaTed2k (22980)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
19 Jan 09
Presidential or "folksy" are both fine for me... what I want is a president who isn't afraid to let us know who he or she is.
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@anniepa (27280)
• United States
21 Jan 09
Ted, it's WAY too soon to pick a favorite! As you know, I voted for Obama and support him but that doesn't mean I don't expect to have some of his own screw-ups, in fact I'd be worried if he didn't. I'd have to start wondering if some of the rumors are true, that he's not really human but a robot sent from an alien planet...lol! Have you ever watched the HLN show "Not Just Another Cable News Show"? They show lots of political flubs going way back as far as Nixon if not further back. It's hilarious and I doubt they'll ever run out of material. Annie