Obama says in his first post-election press conference that he's spoken to all the former presidents — Carter, Bush, Clinton, as well as the current Bush — and, looser than he's been in months, dares a joke at the expense of the widow of the most recently deceased.
"I have spoken to all of them who are living," he says. "I didn’t want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about doing any séances," he says.
The gathered press laughed but apparently didn’t notice that Obama confused Nancy Reagan with former first Lady Hillary Clinton, who did admit to having at least one séance in which she summoned the spirit of Eleanor Roosevelt.
Nancy Reagan consulted an astrologist after President Reagan was shot.
Originally posted by MOFreemason
Did you not the read the VERY NEXT paragraph in the article you linked?
Here...I'll copy-and-paste it for you.
"He was apparently referring to the reports in the 1980s that Nancy Reagan consulted an astrologer while in the White House. Mary Todd Lincoln, however, reportedly held actual séances."
Thanks for trying to stir up trouble, for absolutely nothing.
Originally posted by midwestmama
reply to post by dgtempe
First he takes a shot at and elderly former First Lady. Second he doesn't speak well unless he has his telepromter. Every other word is "um". It drives me crazy. Take off the rose colored hearing aids and actually listen to him for once. He side stepped the tax question. I think we are about to see just how unqualified he was for this position. I hope to God President Bush doesn't agree to a second stimulus check. It will be just more borrowed money. If Obama wants it. let it happen on his watch.
He was responding to a question, from the Chicago Sun-Times' Lynn Sweet, about whether he'd spoken to all of the "living" former presidents.
He was apparently referring to the reports in the 1980s that Nancy Reagan consulted an astrologer while in the White House. Mary Todd Lincoln, however, reportedly held actual séances.
Originally posted by nunya13
Geeze, the man has probably on the verge of collapse, as has McCain I'm sure, from the exhaustive campaigning he has done. Give him a break for letting loose a little.
[edit on 7-11-2008 by nunya13]
Originally posted by dgtempe
reply to post by midwestmama
You mean to tell me you are judging a man simply with what he said, that was tongue in cheek, not particularly funny, but a non-issue?
Originally posted by nyk537
It was distasteful joke, end of story.