Monday, September 10, 2012

Super-Genius President Can't Operate A Device Meant For Toddlers

Sometimes the day just gives you a gift of amusement so rich that it shouldn't be denied.   We all know that Barack Obama is the smartest president ever elected in this history of the universe, but...

On the campaign trail, President Obama is constantly talking about the importance of technology, but he met his match in an iPhone Sunday.

The president had stopped at a campaign office in Port St. Lucie, Fla., to thank volunteers. Then, for the cameras, Mr. Obama was supposed to call two campaign workers who were out working on his behalf.

But when White House trip director Marvin Nicholson handed the president his personal iPhone, Mr. Obama couldn't get it to work. A reporter who witnessed the scene said the president looked "befuddled."

"It's not clear he knows how to dial on an iPhone," the reporter wrote in a pool report.

Finally, Mr. Obama said, "Oh, I got to dial it in. Hold on, hold on. I can do this. See, I still have a BlackBerry."

The president then "had a little more trouble dialing," the pool report said.

This is the same device that my 3-year old can operate with amazing effectiveness.  Maybe she should give the President some economic advice, too.

PS - In a completely un-astounding display of media favoritism, the only 'news' organization to report this little incident was the Washington Times, a conservative publication.

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