President Obama said in news conference today that his daughter, Malia, is 13 years old. Only one problem with that: She’s 12.
Now imagine if Michelle Bachmann or Sarah Palin got the age of one of their children wrong. What do you suppose the media’s reaction might be?
According to the Associated Press when its Obama its an understandable mistake:
They grow up so fast. But not that fast, Mr. President.
In a news conference Wednesday, President Barack Obama twice referred to his oldest daughter, Malia, as being 13 years old.
Not quite. She’s 12.
Perhaps the president was already thinking ahead to Malia’s approaching birthday: She turns 13 on July 4.
“You know, Malia and Sasha generally finish their homework a day ahead of time,” Obama said. “Malia’s 13, Sasha’s 10.”
Hey, but at least he knows where John Wayne is from.
By the way, we are still waiting for the main stream media to inform its viewers of President Obama’s gaffe last week when he said he had awarded a Medal of Honor in person to a living soldier who actually had been killed in Afghanistan in 2006.
Newsbusters’ Noel Sheppard has the scoop:
As NewsBusters reported last week, President Obama on Thursday said he had literally awarded a Medal of Honor to one Jared Monti, meaning in person while he was alive.
Unfortunately, Monti was bestowed this honor posthumously in 2009 having been killed in Afghanistan three years prior. Obama later apologized to the family for his misstatement.
Despite the seriousness of this gaffe, MSNBC and NBC have yet to report it. In fact, according to LexisNexis, through Sunday, not one television news network has.
It appears a Republican presidential candidate confusing the names of two small Iowa towns most people have never heard of is far more important than a sitting president mistaking a fallen hero for a live one.