opsie, daisy, Mr. President. Imma let you finish, but that’s not how you pronounce rapper Nas’s name.
The commander-in-chief showed that he might be a bit more middle-age than we previously thought when he was interviewed by KOBFM in New Mexico this morning. When asked about his favorite pop music, he got caught slippin.’ He said, “Jay-Z, Beyonce, you know, Nas.” The mispronunciation occurs between 2:58 and 3:30.
Right-wing bloggers are hoping this’ll give them some fodder to complain that Obama isn’t as eloquent as everyone thinks. The problem with that argument, of course, is that our alternative is Mitt “I-Love-the-Trees” Romney.
Even so, if I were doing the interview, I would have gently corrected the President. I’d rather stop him now than when Nas comes to receive a Presidential Medal of Freedom.