Political Gaffes

By Lauren Vicary - 2012-09-20T17:59:04Z


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Discussing bowling on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" in 2009, President Obama joked about his own skill at the lanes. "It's like the Special Olympics or something," he said. Recognizing the insensitivity of the comment and hoping to limit the damage, the White House quickly released a statement while the president apologized to the organization's board before the show aired.