Social, political and diplomatic blunders are nothing new to the Obama administration, but at least they’re making money on this one.

What’s wrong with the picture on this Obama St. Patrick’s Day t-shirt?

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The answer:

The e-mail from the Obama campaign found the right target: Dave Hunt, lifelong Democrat from Upper Manhattan and owner of an Irish saloon, had contributed to President Obama’s 2008 victory drive.

Now, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, barackobama.com was peddling “O’Bama” T-shirts, playing on the president’s wee trace of Irish blood and his joke on a visit to Ireland last year that he had “come home to find the apostrophe that we lost somewhere along the way.”

But Mr. Hunt, an owner of Coogan’s in Washington Heights, noted something wrong with the message on the T-shirt itself: below the “O’Bama” was a large four-leaf clover. The shamrock, symbol of Ireland, is a three-leaf clover.

So much debt is represented that three leaves just couldn’t contain it all on the Obama version.

As we speak, somebody from Team Obama is on the phone trying to convince the Taoiseach to change that country’s symbol to a four-leaf clover so Ireland doesn’t end up being embarrassed for having had it wrong for so long.

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10 Responses to “Team Obama Must Be Irish, ‘Cause Their Blunders are Dublin”

  1. Misscheryl on February 24th, 2012 12:41 pm

    "As we speak, somebody from Team Obama is on the phone trying to convince the Taoiseach to change that country’s symbol to a four-leaf clover so Ireland doesn’t end up being embarrassed for having gotten it wrong for decades."

    Phone call? What's wrong with you Doug – He'll wave his hand and decree it to be so.

  2. dominic on February 24th, 2012 12:48 pm

    The 4 leaf clover represents one of two things. Either all the luck Obama will need to win re-election, or the support of the 4th estate (media) to win re-election.

  3. Doug on February 24th, 2012 12:57 pm

    I stand corrected. So it is written, so it shall be done.

  4. Joe Redfield on February 24th, 2012 2:54 pm

    3, 4 what's the difference? As the old saying goes, 'close enough for government work'.

  5. Truesoldier__ on February 24th, 2012 3:02 pm

    Let's hope this means his luck has run out.

  6. SignPainterGuy on February 24th, 2012 3:59 pm

    Reminds me of Shrillary`s RESET button to the Russians. They didn`t get that one right either !

    FAIL; the Halmark of the O`stration !

  7. Dexter_Alarius on February 24th, 2012 4:29 pm

    This all makes sense.
    The 3-leafed clover is the symbol of Ireland because St. Patrick used one when explaining the Holy Trinity to the Irish converts to Catholicism.
    Obviously, the 4th leaf is for Obamessiah himself.

  8. SignPainterGuy on February 24th, 2012 5:56 pm

    Thanks for the reminder, Dex ! It seems the Usurper will usurp himself wherever he pleases !

  9. backwoodsconsr on February 24th, 2012 8:02 pm

    O'Clueless

  10. joyannaadams on February 25th, 2012 4:51 pm

    That was a secret code to the black caucus that he considers his Irish ancestry to be below his African ancestry.

    What if you put the sign of the black fist on a teehirt without the thumb?
    What it really means is Obama is full of blarney.

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