Messin' Up Your Game

By Sean Carroll | December 8, 2006 4:13 pm

You know how George Bush is constantly admitting that he’s made grave mistakes, and apologizing, and hoping to do better in the future? Hmm, no, I guess you don’t. Meanwhile, Barack Obama is leading by example, as this excerpt from Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me demonstrates. (Via Unfogged.)

The phone rings.

Lovelady: Lovelady. Newsroom.

Obama: Nicholas?

Lovelady: This is he.

Obama: Nicholas, this is Barack Obama.

Lovelady: Hey, how’s it going?

Obama: Man, I am calling to publicly apologize for messin’ up your game. I felt terrible. I didn’t know there were any ladies around. I just wanted to let you know that I’m deeply sorry. But if she was that superficial, then she wasn’t for you.

Lovelady: (chuckles) Well, I really appreciate it.

Obama: Well okay, man. Bye bye.

The call ends.

For context … read the whole thing. Audio here.

I would definitely vote for Obama if I hadn’t already pledged my support to The Editors.

How often do you get to vote for a dinosaur?


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About Sean Carroll

Sean Carroll is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Physics at the California Institute of Technology. His research interests include theoretical aspects of cosmology, field theory, and gravitation. His most recent book is The Particle at the End of the Universe, about the Large Hadron Collider and the search for the Higgs boson. Here are some of his favorite blog posts, home page, and email: carroll [at] .


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