Gasp! The nation’s First Trekkie committed the cardinal sin of confusing Star Trek and Star Wars in the midst of urging cooperation between Democrats and Republicans on the sequester. Yes, it’s all here in the Washington Post —
During his news conference Friday, Obama spoke of achieving a “Jedi mind meld.” That phrase, which he uttered during extemporaneous (read: no prompter or script) remarks during the question-and-answer portion of the newser, appears to combine elements from two distinct sci-fi worlds.
Mind you, the difference in the Post’s treatment of Obama’s verbal slip and anyone else’s is that the reporter immediately followed up with coverage of how the Twitterverse is trying to redeem the mistake —
The gaffe inspired the Twitter hashtag #ObamaSciFiQuotes in which clever fans combined lines from the two…
Or in other words, deliberately imitated Obama’s mistake as if it was an intentional gambit in an entertaining word game.
This is so predictable. Isn’t it obvious that the President’s trivial slip-up requires a smokescreen of tweets? (Uh…)
It makes me wonder — If Obama took a Gerald Ford-like misstep down a flight of stairs, would YouTube be flooded with videos of smiling people flinging themselves headlong from the tops of staircases as though the President really meant to pay tribute to John Cleese?