Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Obama Confuses Weezy Jefferson And Sanford And Son's Elizabeth

No one is perfect, not even Senator Barack Obama. He can't bowl. And though a Men's Vogue coverboy, his fashion sense is decidedly not metrosexual (Averted Gaze). And now, apparently, his knowledge of pop-culture is not as tight as it should be. From Lynn Sweet of The Chicago-Sun Times:

"Barack Obama seemed to mix up black television sitcoms Sanford and Son and The Jeffersons in a speech Wednesday, where he was making the point that if Social Security had ever been privatized--as Republicans tried to do a few years ago, folks invested in the stock market would have been whacked with giant losses because of the economic meltdown.

"'Can you imagine if you had your Social Security invested in the stock market these last two weeks, these last two months.

"'You wouldn't need Social Security. You'd be having a, ya know like Sanford and Sons, 'I'm coming Weezy."

"One of George Sanford's signature lines was 'I'm coming Elizabeth."

"Weezy was the nickname for Louise Jefferson."

Let's hope this doesn't lead to more questions of "Is Barack obama black enough?"

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