Seeking To Ease Special Olympics Flap, Obama Points To Special Needs Cabinet Members – by Williams and Potfry

In an effort to counter criticism following his “Special Olympics” joke on The Tonight Show last week, President Obama is going to great lengths to prove the gaffe was not a reflection of his true feelings.

“Look, some of my best friends are retarded,” the President said yesterday, “and I think any intellectually honest person who looks at my cabinet appointments– the very people I surround myself with–can see that there will always be a place in the Obama administration for protectively-helmeted Americans. In fact, if the GOP is the ‘Big Tent’ party, the Democratic Party should be the ‘Short Bus’ party.”