President Obama is being clowned a bit for a verbal mistake that he made during a recent campaign stop. In a moment that would have even been bad for George W. Bush, President Obama told the heat exhauster supporters to seek help from “paralegals” if they get too hot. Of course, the president knows that paralegals don’t have much medical training, and they assume that Obama actually meant to say “paramedics.”
The crowd in Roanoke, VA laughed it off and caught the president right at the moment of his mistake. Reporters also tweeted the mistake, but thankfully for President Obama, the incident was largely ignored by mainstream media.
“Obama, meaning to say paramedics are available if anyone feels weak, says “paralegals” are around. Crowd laughs along with him,” the Roanoke Times tweeted.
CBS News political correspondent Mark Knoller also tweeted: “Pres Obama tells supporters there are ‘para-legals’ if they feel weak from the heat. Catching his mistake he said ‘you don’t need lawyers.’”
So, not only did President Obama accidentally mention paralegals when he meant to say paramedics, some wonder if he was thinking about the legal liability that might come from someone passing out from heat exhaustion at one of his campaign stops.
There might be serious legal issues for the president to consider. A total of 21 people were treated for heat-related conditions, mostly for heart issues. That’s a serious tally for one quick visit.
Conservatives are trying to say that the mainstream media’s decision not to mention the issue shows favoritism toward President Obama.
“It’s a good thing his last name isn’t Bush,” said Jim Hoft, a conservative blogger.