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    Talking Barack Obama apologizes to Nancy Reagan for seance remark

    A ha ha ha

    Obama apologizes to Nancy Reagan for seance remark - Yahoo! News

    WASHINGTON President-elect Obama called Nancy Reagan on Friday to apologize for joking that she held seances in the White House.
    At a news conference in Chicago, Obama said he had spoken with all the living presidents as he prepares to take office in January. Then he smiled and said, "I didn't want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about doing any seances."
    The 87-year-old former first lady had consulted with astrologers during her husband's presidency. But she did not hold conversations with the dead.
    Obama spokeswoman Stephanie Cutter said the president-elect later called Mrs. Reagan "to apologize for the careless and offhanded remark." She said Obama "expressed his admiration and affection for Mrs. Reagan that so many Americans share, and they had a warm conversation."
    It actually wasn't Nancy Reagan who was linked to conversations with the dead; it was Obama's top Democratic challenger for the presidency, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y.
    In either case, use of the word "seance" might be overstated.
    Nancy Reagan consulted an astrologer to help set her husband's schedule, wrote former White House chief of staff Donald T. Regan. The revelation created a furor and President Reagan even broke with his policy of not commenting on books by former White House staffers.
    "No policy or decision in my mind has ever been influenced by astrology," Reagan said.
    In his book "The Choice," Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward described how Clinton consulted with a spiritual adviser who led her through imaginary conversations with her personal hero, Eleanor Roosevelt. Newsweek magazine, which was promoting the book, characterized the visits as "seances," a term that White House officials quickly tried to squelch.
    "These were people who were helping her laugh, helping her think," said Neel Lattimore, Clinton's spokeswoman. "These were not seances."

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    oh gawd. i saw this today when he said it, and i thought, oh brother, i bet someone gets upset with it.
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    If this was John McCain people would be all over it..

    That Hillary part is hilarious!



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    The shit was funny!!
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    I thought "Oh,dear" too! He still did very well.
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    As soon as Obama said it I was like 'oh shit.' Obama's putting his foot in his mouth at his first presidential press conference.

    I knew Republicans would pounce since Reagan is their hero. But I'm glad he called Nancy Reagan to apologize.

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    I lawl'd.

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    In his book "The Choice," Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward described how Clinton consulted with a spiritual adviser who led her through imaginary conversations with her personal hero, Eleanor Roosevelt.
    What??? What the bloody fuck? Stupid bitch!

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    I'm glad he apologized too... Making fun of an old woman who just broke her hip and probably doesn't have much longer is low.
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    Christ, the media has no clue what to talk about anymore now that the election is over. ANYTHING will do.

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    It would crack me up if she said "Ronnie said to tell you don't worry about it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    I'm glad he apologized too... Making fun of an old woman who just broke her hip and probably doesn't have much longer is low.
    it wasnt low, it was funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msdebagain View Post
    it wasnt low, it was funny.

    It was. I have more respect for the seance thing than for her running the country on astrology. So Obama kinda took it easy on her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laynes View Post
    If this was John McCain people would be all over it..
    Oh, but people are all over it. Republican messageboards are foaming with rage.
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    I think he was trying to inject some humor into the press conference to lighten the mood, I don't think he was trying to be malicious and in hindsight he probably wishes he had said something differently or not at all.

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