Tuesday, May 5, 2009

happy cinco de cuatro from el presidente

Well, there goes the Latino vote.

President Obama greeted a White House crowd gathered for a May 4th premature celebration of Cinco de Mayo with a well-intentioned attempt at Spanish and a joke about being a day early. Obama said: "Bienvenidos. Welcome to Cinco de Cuatro -- (laughter) -- Cinco de Mayo at the White House. We are a day early, but we always like to get a head start here at the Obama White House."

Unbeknownst to the president, he wasn't saying "Happy May 4th." He was saying, "Happy fifth of fourth."

But everyone had a good time anyway.

1 comment:

Rosie said...

Happy Suzie de Quatro...if you don't know what that means, just ask the Fonz.