Bowling just isn’t President Obama’s game.
Appearing on “The Tonight Show,” 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. The he rolled a gutter ball by quipping: “It was like the Special Olympics or something.”
The audience laughed, but the White House quickly recognized the blunder.
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.
Shriver said, “I think it’s important to see that words hurt and words do matter. And these words that in some respect can be seem as humiliating or a put down to people with special needs do cause pain and they do result in stereotypes.”
THERE WAS NOTHING MEAN SPIRITED IN OBAMA’S COMMENTS – WHILE THEY ARE UNFORTUNATE – THEY ARE CERTAINLY NOT UNFORGIVABLE – HE IS CERTAINLY LUCKY HE ISN’T A REPUBLICAN