Friday, November 7, 2008

Obama Makes Fun of Nancy Reagan

If Obama is serious about bipartisanship, he should not make fun of someone who is, and is the wife of a hero for conservatives and republicans alike. Especially not while she is recovering from a broken hip. At his press conference today he made a joke at Nancy Reagan's expense.

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Obama was quick to apologize.

"President-elect Barack Obama called Nancy Reagan this afternoon to apologize for a joke about her having heald "séances" in the White House, an Obama aide said.

“President-elect Barack Obama called Nancy Reagan today to apologize for the careless and off handed remark he made during today’s press conference," said transition spokeswoman Stephanie Cutter. "The President-elect expressed his admiration and affection for Mrs. Reagan that so many Americans share and they had a warm conversation."
He was apparently confusing stories about Reagan's consulting with an astrologer with those about other First Ladies -- from Mary Todd Lincoln to Hillary Clinton -- who tried to make contact with other figures from the past.

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