Monday, May 5, 2014

¡Feliz Cinco de Cuatro!

Smartest. President. Ever.
President Obama greeted a White House crowd this afternoon gathered for a May 4 premature celebration of Cinco de Mayo, the Mexican holiday honoring an upset military victory over the French, whose troops didn't do so well in North America and don't celebrate the same day much.

Anyway, in 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."

Apparently unbeknownst to the president he wasn't saying "Happy May 4th." He was saying, Happy fifth of fourth."
But don't forget, Sarah Palin is too stupid to be Vice President! [rolls eyes]


Isegoria said...

It's an Arrested Development reference. His fans and the show's overlap quite a bit, I'd imagine.

newrebeluniv said...

Well, we now have several examples that there is no such thing as "too stupid to be VP".

WoFat said...

Nothing like a fifth of fourth to make your day shine - and your head hurt.

Elusive Wapiti said...

Still wondering why we would celebrate a minor northern Mexican holiday in the US...unless it is as an excuse to get drunk. In which case it is a fine reason.

waepnedmann said...

Check out the battle of Camerone and Captain Jean Danjou's wooden hand.
The French Foreign Legion parades the hand every 30 April in commemoration of the Legion's ethos, even in defeat, demonstrated during that battle.