May 11th, 2009


"Pardon me, do you have any Grey Poupon?"

So... the Obamessiah and Biden went to "Ray's Hell Burger" for a photo-op to show that they're Regular Guys.MSNBC talked over the audio of Obama placing his order, and later put up a video that stopped before The One's placement of his order; NBC quoted Obama as saying "I'm going to have a basic cheddar cheese burger, medium well, with mustard. Do you have spicy mustard? I'll take that," but in fact he said "You got, like, a spicy mustard or something like that, or a Dijon mustard, something like that?"

Apparently, asking for DIjon mustard wasn't Regular Guy enough--which I can understand; we all remember that commercial with one Rolls Royce pulling up alongside another, the window coming down, and someone asking in plummy tones, "Pahdon me; do you have any Grey Poupon?"--and Obama's grammar perhaps a bit too much Regular Guy. So the media cut and misquoted to keep to the narrative.

The Legal Insurrection blog has pointed this out, hilariously... and oh, the reaction!
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