Ed Driscoll

Does Anybody Remember Laughter?

Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire has your correction of the day:

“Over the last 15 months we’ve created over 2.1 million private sector jobs. (Laughter.)”

— President Obama, in an official transcript of a fundraising speech this week. The transcript was later corrected by replacing “Laughter” with “Applause”.

As John Podhoretz said last year, “Something weird happens when presidencies go wrong.” But hey, could you really fault the audience if they actually had been nervously laughing on the way to the fiscal gallows?