Actually, they didn’t really say that. It’s merely a “shame” the Omaba theatrics have been overblown by a vicious media that never gives the guy a break. Actually they didn’t even say that. Something’s a “shame” we suppose, including the phony deaf translator and Obama pandering to Raul Castro. Oh, and did we mention the selfies? Whatever the case, Obama got everyone talking about his favorite subject: Obama.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Wednesday it was a “shame” that a trio of controversies stemming from Nelson Mandela’s memorial service Tuesday appeared to overshadow the event itself.
Earnest was asked about reports that an impostor had provided a fake sign language translation on the stage where the president and other world leaders stood.
“I think my only reaction to that is that it’s a shame that you had a service that was dedicated to honoring the life and celebrating the legacy of one of the great leaders of the 20th century has gotten distracted by this and a couple of other issues that are far less important than the legacy of Nelson Mandela,” Earnest said.
The White House spokesman was presumably referring to outrage over the president’s decision to shake hands with Cuban leader Raul Castro, which Republican lawmakers denounced, as well as controversy caused by President Obama posing for a “selfie” with British Prime Minister David Cameron and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt.
If they’re ashamed of the shame, maybe they can start with the most shameless man on the planet, who’s been nothing but self-serving since the minute Mandela died:
"We can choose a world defined not by our differences—but by our common hopes." —Obama at Mandela's memorial service: pic.twitter.com/GQdSdMLl8h
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) December 11, 2013