Thursday, August 20, 2009

Obama fires back at political critics

Obama fires back at political critics: "'There is something about August going into September where everybody in Washington gets all wee weed up!'"
That makes two firsts for me. I never heard that expression before, and I don't think I've ever heard a President say a thing that in a speech. There have been open mike profanities and so forth, but being this juvenile in a speech is a new one on me.


Beth said...

What an idiotic thing to say--until the WH explained today that it related to bedwetting, I didn't know anyone (including linguists who study American dialects) who knew what the heck he meant. Maybe someone will use this as the start of a list of "Obama-isms."

Fred Pilot said...

I don't understand why this is such a head scratcher for the media. You'd think none of them had kids. It's obviously kid talk that often becomes part of the parent-child dialogue in families.

It was apparently a slip of the tongue on the part of the president who inappropriately used this term in the context of an adult conversation outside his private family environment.