Obama’s Olympic Oops

John Berman
Power Players

Politically Foul

Politics, it's not a game exactly.  But there are rules, and when you break them you are running Politically Foul!

President Obama felt inspired to give a sports history lesson at a fundraising event in Colorado this week after meeting some former Olympians.

"They were U.S. Olympians in 1938, with Jesse Owens," said the president,  "Think about that -- 1938 -- '48, excuse me.  I'm sorry.  I'm making them even older."

So what was it Mr. President:  1938 or 1948?  The answer: neither!  Flag: illegal shift….time shift, that is.

It was the Berlin Olympics of 1936 where Jesse Owens won four gold medals.

Meanwhile at the Regan Library, the Veepstakes series continues as contender Paul Ryan of Wisconsin tried to dodge questions about being Mitt Romney's running mate. But he didn't try that hard. After jokingly calling 'next question,' Ryan continued on, "You know, that is somebody's else's decision that's months away. That's a conversation I need to have with my wife before with all of you."

Flag! Illegal shuffle! The vice presidential candidacy has become a political hot potato. Guess we will have to wait and see who catches it.

For the weekly display of unsportsmanlike conduct we'll head to South Carolina for labor leader Donna Dewitt's retirement party.  She went to bat with a piñata bearing the likeness of Governor Nikki Haley.

With cheers from the sidelines: "Hit her again!" and "Hit her for me!" there wasn't much left of the piñata, thanks to Dewitt.

Flag! Unnecessary roughness. Dewitt retired her number with a bang!

Former president Bill Clinton has a new cheer squad. During a photo op at a gala in Monaco, Clinton was snapped with Brooklyn Lee and Tasha Reign. You might recognize them from a porn film near you. That's right. They are porn stars.

Flag!  We'll call it an illegal snap.

Those are the politically plays we flagged this week. Tell us your best orst moments and we'll survey the field again next week.