Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

QUICK TAKE: Obama Not Mad Living in Washington -- Really QUICK TAKE: Obama Not Mad Living in Washington -- Really

This ad will end in seconds
 
Close X

Not a member? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation
 

 

White House / White House

QUICK TAKE: Obama Not Mad Living in Washington -- Really

President Obama’s approval ratings are down, his reelection chances iffy and his record under daily assault from the Republicans running for his job. But things aren’t so bad that he’s publicly declaring his anger at having to live in Washington as you might have thought if you read the official White House transcript of the president’s Kennedy Center speech Sunday night.

It turns out that was a mistake by the over-worked and almost-always reliable White House stenographers who document every presidential remark.

The president was riffing about the merits of the Kennedy Center honorees. When he got to actress Meryl Streep, he got a little tongue-tied. “Anybody who saw ‘The French Lieutenant's Woman’ had a crush on her,” he said. “I assume they -- everybody remembers that.”

 

When the audience laughed, Obama – according to the official transcript – interjected, to more laughter, “I’m mad living here a little bit.”

Unfortunately for those always eager to psychoanalyze a president, what the president actually said was, “I'm ad libbing here a little bit.”

 

Job Board
Search Jobs
Professional Development Program Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Farmington Hills, MI
Biomedical Service Internship Position
American Society of Civil Engineers | Flint, MI
Deputy Director of Transit Operations
American Society of Civil Engineers | San Jose, CA
Structural Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | New Haven, CT
Transportation Planner
American Society of Civil Engineers | Salinas, CA
Assessment and Remediation Team Lead
American Society of Civil Engineers | Regina, SK
Quality Systems Manager
American Society of Civil Engineers | Greensboro, NC
Quality Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Attica, IN
Senior Water Resource Project Manager
American Society of Civil Engineers | Fairfax, VA
Civil Engineering
American Society of Civil Engineers | Steamboat Springs, CO
Entry Level Geotechnical Engineer
American Society of Civil Engineers | Albany, NY
Sales Engineer-Process Automation/Instrumentation
American Society of Civil Engineers
Senior Project Manager- Transportation
American Society of Civil Engineers | San Antonio, TX
Materials Engineer 2
American Society of Civil Engineers | IL
Land Surveyor
American Society of Civil Engineers
 
Comments
comments powered by Disqus