Before presenting tennis legend Billie Jean King with the Medal of Freedom Wednesday, President Obama ticked off some ...
... of her accomplishments: 12 Grand Slam titles, 101 doubles titles, 67 singles titles.
“Pretty good, Billie Jean,” he quipped.
But he didn’t get any of it right, according to King herself.
“They didn’t get any of my facts right,” King lightheartedly noted afterward.
“Did you see all the – how many titles I won? I was cracking up.”
“Not even in the ballpark,” she continued.
Nope, not even close. Wikipedia states that Ms. King won a total of a 129 singles titles, not 67 as the President stated. And it only took me all of 5 seconds to find this information on the Internet. Surely, there is someone in President Obama's employ who has access to the Internet.
Like Camille Paglia, "I must confess my dismay bordering on horror at the amateurism of the White House apparatus ." Indeed, if you cannot get your facts straight when awarding someone the HIGHEST CIVILIAN HONOR in the United States, then I do not feel comfortable trusting your promises on what is and is not in your health care reform plan. Please understand that it is nothing personal. It's just that you have shown a lot of incompetence over the past few months.