I watch a lot of news. CBS, NBC, ABC, World News Tonight, CNN, MSNBC & FOX News. All of the news channels spent a lot of time chronicling the blunders and gaffes of President Bush. Including the one below when he tried to open a locked door in Beijing after a press conference in 2005.
The video and photos of this event were shown on ALL of the news networks.. YES, EVEN FOX.
But when it comes to President Obama, they tend to clam up. The picture below is of Obama returning from a meeting with Congressional leaders and attempting to enter the White House through a window that he thought was a door. The funny part is that the only news outlet I saw this on was FOX.
The Daily News had this to say: (Reprinted from the Daily News)
“It looks like President Obama hasn’t gotten acquainted to his White House surroundings. On the way back to the Oval Office Tuesday, the President approached a paned window, instead of the actual door — located a few feet to his right.
Doors didn’t open automatically for Obama’s predecessor either. While making a hasty exit from a 2005 press conference in Beijing, former President George W. Bush tugged on the handles of a door, only to find it locked.
Bush laughed off the blunder, but the pictures still live on as part of Bush’s lame duck legacy. However, there was little note taken of Obama’s rookie mistake.
Obama, who was returning from meeting with Congressional leaders, may have been distracted by Republicans’ icy reception to his $825 billion stimulus package, which is poised to pass on Wednesday even without a groundswell of Republican support.”