PoliticsJuly 14, 2012By: Joe Newby109 EmailGet to Blo
Obama tells fainting supporters in Roanoke, Va., that paralegals are available to render aid.
On Friday evening, over 20 people collapsed at a campaign event for President Obama in Roanoke, Virginia, Joel Gehrke reported at the Washington Examiner.
According to CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller, Obama told supporters there were "paralegals" available to help those who felt weak from the heat.
"Obama, meaning to say paramedics are available if anyone feels weak, says "paralegals" are around. Crowd laughs along with him," tweeted Roanoke Times Live.
Gehrke reported that in total, "21 people received medical treatment at the event and one person was taken to a local hospital, out of a crowd of 3,040. It was about 75 degrees in Roanoke this evening."
"We doubt the mainstream media will make a big deal.(Zero coverage, so far.) Hey, everyone makes mistakes, right? But can you imagine the uproar if Sarah Palin had made a gaffe like this?" a post at Twitchy asked.
"Itís a good thing his last name isnít Bush," Jim Hoft wrote at the Gateway Pundit.
A Google search at the time of this writing found that the gaffe has gone unreported by the so-called "mainstream media," known here as the "Democrat-media complex."
Gaffes like this are nothing new for the man Newsweek once called the "god of all things."
"How's it going, Sunshine?" he once asked while campaigning in Sunrise, Florida before the 2008 election.