Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Obama: 'E-pants-ipation'

On Sunday, Obama spoke at the Hampton University Commencement in Hampton, Virginia.

One of his accomplishments in the speech: He created a new word.

Listen to the audio.

"Rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of e-pants-ipation..."

What is "e-pants-ipation"?

I don't know, but Obama is so brilliant it must be good.

The transcript of Obama's speech on the White House website doesn't credit Obama's creativity.

"E-pants-ipation" has been altered to "emancipation."

And meanwhile, you’re coming of age in a 24/7 media environment that bombards us with all kinds of content and exposes us to all kinds of arguments, some of which don’t always rank that high on the truth meter. And with iPods and iPads; and Xboxes and PlayStations -- none of which I know how to work -- (laughter) -- information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation. So all of this is not only putting pressure on you; it’s putting new pressure on our country and on our democracy.

It's interesting that Obama possesses George W. Bush's way with words, but that information is closely guarded.

I guess the White House and its hacks in the lib media consider that to be a state secret.

Maybe White House transcripts aren't what Obama actually says but what he means to say.

Obama operates under a different reality than the rest of us.

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