POTUS must endure reporters being aware of his every snort, sneeze and weekend golf game. On Monday the Daily Mail found a way to incorporate his slipping approval rating and dropping his BlackBerry Smartphone. And here’s the shocker: He picked it up himself.
As reported by the Daily Mail, he dropped the gadget yesterday on an air base taxiway in Memphis. They write, “Mr. Obama was making his way across the taxiway at the Air National Guard base in Tennessee when he suffered every networker’s nightmare – watching his BlackBerry Smartphone fly out of his grasp and clutter onto the ground.” In the photograph, the caption reads: “It could have been worse, he could have then accidentally stepped on it.” Then they report — gasp! — that POTUS stopped and picked the device up.
In between writing about his clumsiness, the story discusses the stats that 18 percent of Americans are still uncertain about where he was born while 13 percent think he was likely board abroad.
Then they return to his case of “the clumsies” as they put it. “The case is not the only clue that the Commander In Chief is a bit of a butterfingers.
During a conversation with Chinese students in Shanghai all the way back in 2009, the President gave an intriguing insight into why did didn’t use the social networking site Twitter. He said: ‘I have never used Twitter. My thumbs are too clumsy to type in things on the phone.'”
The headline pulls the whole strange story together: Sorry, Mr President, your BlackBerry doesn’t bounce… and neither has your poll rating.
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