Obama unintentionally reveals his insecurity

Thomas Lifson
An interview yesterday offers proof that Sarah Palin has really gotten under Obama’s skin. In the midst of a friendly on-the-air radio interview with Ryan Seacrest, President Obama offered us a rare glimpse inside the presidential mind, revealing how deeply he was stung by the gibes he has received ever since wearing mom jeans when throwing out the first pitch at the 2009 All Star Game. In the midst of a discussion of his recent shopping trip to The Gap, the President stated:

“I’ve been unfairly maligned about my jeans,” Obama told radio host Ryan Seacrest in an interview. “The truth is, generally I look very sharp in jeans. There was one episode like four years ago in which I was wearing some loose jeans, mainly because I was out on the pitcher’s mound and I didn’t want to feel confined while I was pitching, and I think I’ve paid my penance for that. I got whacked pretty good. Since that time, my jeans fit very well.”

You can see the context for the comments, and video of the Ryan Seacrest show below. The mom jeans comment begins at 1:30 into the segment:

It is quite obvious that the reason the 2009 mockery is on Obama’s mind is that Sarah Palin re-opened what we now know to be an emotional wound just 12 days ago, with her comment to Sean Hannity, via Politico:

“People are looking at Putin as one who wrestles bears and drills for oil,” Palin said to Fox News’s Sean Hannity on Monday night. “They look at our president as one who wears mom jeans and equivocates and bloviates.”

Palin’s comments came just days after Obama was photographed in the Oval Office sporting denim during a 90-minute phone call with Putin.

I don’t know about you, but if I were trying to butch up, I would focus more on getting rid of the throws-like-a-girl pitching problem Obama displayed at the All Star Game than I would on fashion and fit. Just a thought.

An interview yesterday offers proof that Sarah Palin has really gotten under Obama’s skin. In the midst of a friendly on-the-air radio interview with Ryan Seacrest, President Obama offered us a rare glimpse inside the presidential mind, revealing how deeply he was stung by the gibes he has received ever since wearing mom jeans when throwing out the first pitch at the 2009 All Star Game. In the midst of a discussion of his recent shopping trip to The Gap, the President stated:

“I’ve been unfairly maligned about my jeans,” Obama told radio host Ryan Seacrest in an interview. “The truth is, generally I look very sharp in jeans. There was one episode like four years ago in which I was wearing some loose jeans, mainly because I was out on the pitcher’s mound and I didn’t want to feel confined while I was pitching, and I think I’ve paid my penance for that. I got whacked pretty good. Since that time, my jeans fit very well.”

You can see the context for the comments, and video of the Ryan Seacrest show below. The mom jeans comment begins at 1:30 into the segment:

It is quite obvious that the reason the 2009 mockery is on Obama’s mind is that Sarah Palin re-opened what we now know to be an emotional wound just 12 days ago, with her comment to Sean Hannity, via Politico:

“People are looking at Putin as one who wrestles bears and drills for oil,” Palin said to Fox News’s Sean Hannity on Monday night. “They look at our president as one who wears mom jeans and equivocates and bloviates.”

Palin’s comments came just days after Obama was photographed in the Oval Office sporting denim during a 90-minute phone call with Putin.

I don’t know about you, but if I were trying to butch up, I would focus more on getting rid of the throws-like-a-girl pitching problem Obama displayed at the All Star Game than I would on fashion and fit. Just a thought.