actual title from BBC News and the best of the season! Seems directly related to my previous entry, non? I think I shall use it often

Mrs Obama said “no”, and was then heard to say: “He was sweet and pathetic.”

Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor clarified after the programme that she had actually said “sweet, empathetic”.

This brings us back to W.O.R.M

“Ponies, dude. Ponies! Get with the program!”

Isn’t that great that now that Michele has got senior party handlers, there’s a campaign spokesman ready to pull the W.O.R.M for her?

And , oops! Too bad I didn’t take a screenshot of the good title – they changed it around since I last looked, now more Obama friendly – seems we’re the mean ones – so there!

Hey, Michelle and handlers: you missed a spot when scrubbing (saved the article)

In an interview with Glamour magazine, Michelle Obama reveals that her husband, Barack, is so β€œsnore-y and stinky” when he wakes up in the morning that their daughters won’t crawl into bed with him.

Yeah, she didn’t say “pathetic” – she just thought it

Anyway, I found a video of the whole thing – the remark is at the 22 minutes mark – there was chuckling as some of the women got “pathetic” as well – and then rapid W.O.R.M action on the set

as was the theme of the day

Anyway, Lyn Sweet at Chicago Sun Times gives it the blow-by-blow – the way I heard it too:

“Did you want him to be president,” Walters asked.

No, said Obama. “”Please, don’t do this. You know, I did not want Barack to go into politics because I thought politics was a mean business. And you know, I knew this man that I loved, he was sweet and pathetic, I thought. there was no way…….””
At that Walters the other hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd seemed to instantly realize what Obama did not–that you do not call a potential president of the United State pathetic, even if you love him–and they started kind of shouting at her, to sort of stop her before she does more damage and gives another quote that will be used against her…

Someone suggested that Obama really intended to say “empathetic.”

Goldberg spelled out E M P A T H…

And then the W.O.R.M is stuck at the top of the article – with the author insisting it’s what she heard – and what the women on the show heard too. Me too.