Perhaps The Funniest Thing I'll Read Today

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    From the Guardian no less:

    John Crace: The question that flummoxed the great orator | World news | The Guardian

     
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    Xenophon Gone and forgotten

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    The ingrate communicator.
     
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    Well, it might not be the funniest analysis of what was said but it could be the dumbest.
     
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    No, one of the funniest.
     
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    [youtube]<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/j3zft6_mZjs&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/j3zft6_mZjs&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>[/youtube]

    He sure made us proud.
     
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    After all this time we find out there really is a Mr. Malaprop....


    And we elected him.
     
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    thats freakin hilarious
     
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    Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. famously said of Franklin Roosevelt that he had a "second-class intellect, but a first-class temperament." ... Obama has both a first-class intellect and a first-class temperament.
    Charles Krauthammer
     
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    Burp Always carry, never tell

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    Without his commentary:

    Barack Obama: "I, I, would say that, er...if you look at ...the, the sources of this crisis ... the United States certainly has some accounting to do with respect to ... a regulatory system that was inadequate to the massive changes that have taken place in the global financial system ... I think what is also true is that ... here in Great Britain...here in continental Europe ...around the world. We were seeing the same mismatch between the regulatory regimes that were in place and er...the highly integrated, er, global capital markets that have emerged ...

    You're kidding right?

    Oh...never mind. He didn't have a teleprompter.

    He really needs to stay away from these interviews. Every time I hear him on the radio, I know if there is a teleprompter just by the number of uhhs and ummms he mutters.
     
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    Here's someone who's known him for a long time who'd agree that he has a fine mind, though not 'intellectual.' Seems he stands in awe of his temperament:

    Crisis & the Law with Richard Epstein: Chapter 5 of 5 - Uncommon Knowledge on National Review Online
     
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