Speaking Friday in front of DNC and Organizing for America members Friday and pitching his health care plan, Barack Obama set the gold standard for macabre narcissism:
And what may be a lasting anecdote for the presidentâ€™s push on health care reform â€“ Mr. Obama told for the first time a story about a woman in St. Louis who had been part of his campaign.
She couldnâ€™t afford health insurance and put off her exams. After a tough battle for four years, throughout the campaign. She died 5 days ago.
â€œShe insisted that she is going to be buried in an Obama t-shirt,â€ Obama said, â€œShe was fighting that whole time not just to get me elected, not even to get herself health care, but because she understood that there were others coming behind her who were going to find themselves in the situation. And he didnâ€™t want others going through that something.â€
How long until we see Organizing for America hawking Obama t-shirts at cancer wards and funeral homes?
Update: Justine in comments reminds us that this might have something to do with why Obama says “corpse-man” instead of “corpsman”: