Amateur-hour! WH foolishly tries to scrub Obama’s embarrassing ‘unpaid bills’ joke

Obama White House press aides tried to delete an embarrassing “joke” about unpaid bills the president made during a speech in Chicago on Monday – but they were too late.

The joke was already out – and the embarrassment’s been around for years.

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Speaking at a Democratic fundraiser (where else?) Monday evening, President Obama talked about seeing the old home he lived in before moving into the White House with his wife, two daughters, and the first mother-in-law.

“One of the nice things about being home is actually that it’s a little bit like a time capsule,” he said, according to a White House pool report cited by CNN.

“There’s still junk on my desk, including some unpaid bills …  I think eventually they got paid — but they’re sort of stacked up. And messages, newspapers and all kinds of stuff.”

While it wouldn’t shock any American to learn that the president who’s racked up more debt than all his predecessors combined left unpaid bills behind him at home, the White House press office released a sanitized transcript of the speech that censored the “unpaid bills” lines out of existence.

In the official version, Obama says “”Michelle and I and the kids, we left so quickly that there’s still junk on my desk, including some — newspapers and all kinds of stuff.”

Even the MSM that helped put Obama in the White House and keep him there had to notice.

And the Twitter pileup began …

What’s really amazing about the whole thing — basic dishonesty aside — is the sheer amateur-hour feel of the attempt to shove the president’s “joke” down the memory hole.  If the “joke” had been allowed to pass, chances are most people would never have even noticed it.

But the Obama acolytes in the White House couldn’t let the unforced error go by without trying to erase it lest evil Republicans have some ammunition heading into the final days of the midterm campaign.

Like the American people — even the ones that voted for him — would be surprised to learn this is a a president who doesn’t give a tinker’s damn about the debts he’s leaving behind him?

Exactly.

As the old Washington truism goes, it’s not the quip, it’s the coverup.

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