President Obama cracked a joke recently about his unpaid bills which he left behind in his Chicago home upon assuming the Presidency. The White House officials clarified this odd fact which he had made mention of in his speech.
The saying goes “look before you leap” and President Obama seems to have overlooked it at a fundraiser in Chicago recently. The president put his foot in his mouth when he joked lightheartedly that coming back to his original home was like entering a time capsule.
He said that when he and his wife and children left there were many unpaid bills and they must have mounted up until now seeing the number of years that had passed. He spoke of missives, newspapers that had kept collecting dust in the driveway of their home and other utility bills that must have piled up. When news of the transcript reached the White House the lighter side of it was missing.
However, the final copy still does not include the joke which was made in an offhand manner by President Obama. Part of the reason was that the President had said the words in such a haphazard and chaotic manner that they could not be discerned in an exact way.
It seems that the part about his bills having piled up was just vacuumed from the president’s speech by the White House. Now the officials are clearing up the matter with the public. They are pleading their case by saying that it was an unintentional mistake (the leaving out of the joke segment).
And the blame falls on the faulty acoustic facilities at the fundraiser. Obama has really been beating around the bush as far as his financial state is concerned. Recently, he even went so far as to say that his credit card had been rejected at a restaurant where he had gone to dine with his wife.
He said that he talked to the waitress about how he thought he had always paid his bills regularly. Such jokes can misfire though even if they come straight from the mouth of the leader of the Free World.
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