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."
Now, if it had been George Bush who'd said that, the media would have demanded his resignation and public execution on the White House lawn. Instead, it's Hussein, who is allowed to insult anyone and the rest of the population just loves him even more for it.
The full story, including how the Special Olympics rep fell over themself fawning over the man who had just publicly and purposefully insulted everything the organization stood for, can be read here.