Obama Special Olympics Joke: Is it Hypocrisy or Just Self-Depracating Humor?

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April 11, 2007 : Barack Obama on Don Imus “nappy-headed hos.” comment …
“I understand MSNBC has suspended Mr. Imus,” Obama told ABC News, “but I would also say that there’s nobody on my staff who would still be working for me if they made a comment like that about anybody of any ethnic group. And I would hope that NBC ends up having that same attitude.”

Obama said he appeared once on Imus’ show two years ago, and “I have no intention of returning.”

March 20, 2009: President Barack Obama on his own bowling skills …

Jay Leno: “[Has the White House bowling alley yet been] burned and closed down?”

Barack Obama: “No, no. I have been practicing . . . I bowled a 129.”

Jay Leno: “That’s very good, Mr. President.”

Barack Obama: “It’s like — it was like Special Olympics, or something.”

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