June 16th, 2009
01:28 PM ET
14 years ago

Oops! President Obama confuses right, left

(CNN) - President Obama is so busy these days dealing with pressing foreign policy issues like Iran and North Korea, that he can't seem to tell his right from his left.

After holding a bilateral meeting in the Oval office with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, the two leaders walked out to the Rose Garden podiums. That's when the left-right two-step happened. Mr. Obama took his place behind the right podium, leaving President Lee a bit confused. He smiled as Obama realized the mistake and switched to the left podium.

That oops moment alone wouldn't have deserved a write-up, but for the fact that there was more confusion after the press availability. After thanking reporters, Obama and Lee turned and walked back toward the Oval Office. Oops again! Reggie Love, President Obama's personal assistant, stepped in and the two leaders pivoted before making the long walk along the colonnade.

They are now having lunch in the Old Family Dining Room. I presume the president will use the right fork.

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soundoff (102 Responses)
  1. Left and right instructions will be on the binkyprompter soon

    Bush is the stupidest bumpkin President ever and of course he knows nothing of protocols, he can only talk with a teleprompter and read speeches written by someone else.

    Cheney is also a joke as of course they were WAY off on their estimates of jobs created and lost and their lie that they "created or saved 150,000 jobs is nothing but a lie.

    Cheney doesn't know the difference between a car tunnel or a train tunnel, dummy Conservative haters voting these people in.

    Naming all these Czars so that they only have to answer to the President proves their lack of transparency.

    Wiretapping and not ending this horrid war right away, we need hope and change.

    We need "change" and "hope" and we need it now!!!!!!!

    Spending and according to the VP, wasting our tax dollars, typical Rethuglicans.

    What's that, they are not in office anymore..................?

    Ooopsy, my bad, carry on "God", rise above the earth just like Newsweek thinks you do.

    June 16, 2009 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  2. Sheryl

    CNN Now this is news!!!!!!

    June 16, 2009 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
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