CBS News (of all places) is reporting a recent gaffe that was made by President Obama. It appears that the man who the media is telling us is the most brilliant President in our nations history doesn't even know the correct name of the desk inside the Oval Office that he likes to use as a footstool.
Via CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller:
A sound technician knocked over a glass of water on the president's desk in the oval office while entering for Obama's photo op with Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.
Obama heard something untoward as the press entered the room.
"Uh oh," he said. "What'd you all get there," he inquired.
"A water glass," came the reply from several in the press.
"Alright," he said with unmistakable dismay in his voice, adding sarcastically, "It's the Resolution Desk. It's only like a hundred years old."
Actually it's the Resolute Desk, made from the timbers of the HMS Resolute, a gift to President Rutherford B. Hayes from Queen Victoria in 1880.
I'm sure that it can handle a little shoe polish too Mr. President.
You can learn more about the history of the Resolute Desk by clicking here and here.