Obama, meaning to say paramedics are available if anyone feels weak, says "paralegals" are around. Crowd laughs along with him. #ObamaRke
— Roanoke Times LIVE (@RkeTimesLIVE) July 14, 2012
Words are tricky things, especially when the smartest president EVAH butchers them. We doubt, however, that Barack Obama would say he acted stupidly when he made his latest gaffe during a campaign stop today in Virginia. After all, he was probably weary from trying to visit the 57 states again on his whirlwind poorhouse tour, so he can match the overflowing contents of Mitt Romney’s coffers.
Lucky for Obama, the crowd laughed with him, though some Twitter users are laughing at him:
Somebody please call the paramedics… I'm dying of LAUGHTER
— ★Verified Account★ (@Boo_Bad_Ass) July 14, 2012
kill em all let the paramedics sort em out !!
— Ta'Quan Zimmerman (@teajay2) July 14, 2012
It’s a good thing that people feeling weak from his exalted presence didn’t need the services of a CORPSEman or a breathalyzer. But many supporters feeling woozy and faint weren’t doing fine, just like the economy isn’t.
Paramedics (not paralegals) report 21 people fell ill from the heat/dehydration at President's Roanoke event. One was taken to hospital.
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 14, 2012
— Suzi Basterd (@suzibasterd) July 14, 2012
Maybe next time, the president will remember to bring his teleprompter when he hits the road.
No Teleprompter? "@markknoller: Obama tells suppporters "para-legals if they feel weak from the heat. Catching mistake "u dont need lawyers"
— Jared Roberts (@ShortGo) July 14, 2012
We doubt the mainstream media will make a big deal. (Zero coverage, so far.) Hey, everyone makes mistakes, right? But can you imagine the uproar if Sarah Palin had made a gaffe like this?