Obama’s First Presidential Gaffe

Well, that didn’t take long. President-elect Barack Obama gave his first post-election news conference Friday and has already issued an apology. Talking about the ex-presidents he had consulted about his new job, Obama quipped, “I have spoken to all of them who are living. I don’t want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about séances.” Obama called Reagan shortly after to offer his apologies. Moreover, Politico’s Ben Smith points out that Obama was apparently confusing astrology-loving Reagan with Hillary Clinton, whom Obama certainly doesn’t want to run afoul of yet.